Despite a popularity plunge earlier in the year, following the “DeflateGate” controversy, it seems Tom Brady has recovered… as the best-selling player in the league.
Through two weeks of the season, the NFL star’s No. 12 jersey sits at the top of the list of best-selling jerseys on the NFL’s official website.
Brady also was the No. 1 best-selling player among all licensed merchandise from March 1 to May 31, according to a list revealed by the NFL Players Association.
The numbers are impressive, being that the Patriots’ jersey hasn’t changed since Brady entered the league. The Patriots’ last main jersey change came in 2000, other than the switch of manufacturers from Reebok to Nike and a font change on the logo below the neck this year.
Additionally, on Sept. 10, Under Armour started selling the black shirt worn by Brady in its new commercial. The shirt has the number 199 in black, which is the number of the overall pick that Brady was selected with in the 2000 NFL draft. The shirt sold out in hours… and the company is currently taking preorders for the next batch.