Giants' Saquon Barkley Has Fifth Best-Selling Jersey In NFL

Alex Greenberg
September 05, 2019 - 2:05 pm
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After another long offseason, the NFL’s 100th season is almost upon us.

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The Patriots won the Super Bowl last season, but the start of a new year represents a chance for the other 31 teams to knock the Patriots off a throne they have once again claimed for themselves, this time via a 13-3 win over the Rams.

As expected, Tom Brady, who is arguably the greatest football player of all time, has one of the top selling jerseys in the league heading into the new season, as does a player much younger than him: Giants running back Saquon Barkley.

Fanatics

During the preseason, Barkley had the fifth highest selling jersey in the league, while Jets quarterback Sam Darnold’s jerseys garnered the tenth highest number of sales.

The Browns have two players on the list; Baker Mayfield has the most popular jersey in the league at the moment, and former Giant Odell Beckham Jr. is in the seventh spot.

Patrick Mahomes, Khalil Mack, Juju Smith-Schuster, Carson Wentz and Drew Brees are also on the list. 

Nov 18, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) celebrates his touchdown with teammates during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
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Barkley’s rise in jersey sales is no surprise. He lit up the league last season to the tune of 261 carries for 1307 yards and 11 touchdowns. He was also a threat in the passing game, where he had 91 receptions for four touchdowns. Afterwards, he was deservedly named Rookie of the Year by the Associated Press.

This year, Barkley aims to raise his star-power even higher. His stats could have actually been better last year if the Giants had a better offensive line to put in front of him. But Barkley made do and still found success despite the mediocre talent around him.