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
- Tim Tebow (tight end): Jacksonville Jaguars (teal)
- Tim Tebow (tight end): Jacksonville Jaguars (black)
- Justin Fields (quarterback): Chicago Bears (blue)
- Justin Fields (quarterback): Chicago Bears (orange)
- Justin Fields (quarterback): Chicago Bears (white)
- Tom Brady (quarterback): Tampa Bay Buccaneers (white)
- Najee Harris (running back): Pittsburgh Steelers
- Justin Herbert (quarterback): Los Angeles Chargers
- Patrick Mahomes (quarterback): Kansas City Chiefs
- Aaron Rodgers (quarterback): Green Bay Packers
- DeVonta Smith (wide receiver): Philadelphia Eagles
- Tom Brady (quarterback): Tampa Bay Buccaneers (red)
- Jalen Hurts (quarterback): Philadelphia Eagles
- Trevor Lawrence (quarterback): Jacksonville Jaguars
- Joe Burrow (quarterback): Cincinnati Bengals
THE ALABAMA-EAGLES DUO
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.