NFL’s most selling jerseys: Two Eagles players top the list

Posted on June 3, 2021

This week, Fox Sports shared their data on the top 15 most popular selling jerseys. Out of 11 total players, two Eagles players made the cut. They include second-year quarterback Jalen Hurts and rookie wide receiver DeVonta Smith.

Top 15 most selling jerseys

  1. Tim Tebow (tight end): Jacksonville Jaguars (teal)
  2. Tim Tebow (tight end): Jacksonville Jaguars (black)
  3. Justin Fields (quarterback): Chicago Bears (blue)
  4. Justin Fields (quarterback): Chicago Bears (orange)
  5. Justin Fields (quarterback): Chicago Bears (white)
  6. Tom Brady (quarterback): Tampa Bay Buccaneers (white)
  7. Najee Harris (running back): Pittsburgh Steelers
  8. Justin Herbert (quarterback): Los Angeles Chargers
  9. Patrick Mahomes (quarterback): Kansas City Chiefs
  10. Aaron Rodgers (quarterback): Green Bay Packers
  11. DeVonta Smith (wide receiver): Philadelphia Eagles
  12. Tom Brady (quarterback): Tampa Bay Buccaneers (red)
  13. Jalen Hurts (quarterback): Philadelphia Eagles
  14. Trevor Lawrence (quarterback): Jacksonville Jaguars
  15. Joe Burrow (quarterback): Cincinnati Bengals


Interestingly, both Eagles players who top the list are already familiar with one another. Hurts and Smith played collegiate ball for Alabama in 2017 and 2018. They totaled 12 completions on 20 attempts for 207 yards and two touchdowns. Although, Hurts eventually transferred to Oklahoma, the two are reunited once again.

Maybe more remarkable is that fans haven’t even seen either player finish half of a professional season yet. Hurts started four games at the end of the 2020 season after Carson Wentz was benched. He finished with 77 completions on 148 attempts for 1,061 yards and six touchdowns. The possibility of Hurts becoming Philadelphia’s next franchise quarterback remains unknown, but there’s certainly potential.

Earlier this offseason, Hurts switched his jersey from No. 2 to No. 1. The change is a nod to his Oklahoma roots.

On the other hand, Smith is straight out of college. Selected in the first round of the NFL Draft (No. 10 overall), the Heisman Trophy winner is preparing for his first NFL season. Smith finished his time at Alabama with 3,965 receiving yards and 46 touchdowns. As a result of his success, the wide receiver has chosen to stick with jersey No. 6.

Though Smith may lack experience compared to others on the list above, he possesses the confidence of a true Philadelphian. Last month Smith stated that he and Hurts are the best tandem.

Hopefully, the hype regarding jersey sales translates to the hype on the field. The NFL season begins on September 9.

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Alicia was born and raised in Philadelphia, becoming an avid Eagles fan as a child. She graduated from Penn State University and now works in the medical field. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and baking.

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