Brady merchandise led sales in 10 states during the 2017 season, according to NFL Shop data made available to NFL.com. Brady was king in the six states that comprise New England (duh), as well as New York, Florida, Indiana and Hawaii. Wentz was the top seller in nine states: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, Kentucky, Utah, Delaware, North Dakota and Montana. Wentz also took the top spot in the District of Columbia. U.S. capital bonus!
The sales data spans Sept. 1 through Jan. 18.
Wentz, of course, will watch the Super Bowl from the sideline after suffering a season-ending knee injury in December. How much do Eagles fans adore their star-crossed young star? Wentz held down the top two spots in overall jersey sales this season -- his green No. 11 was the NFL's top seller and his black No. 11 finished second. The third, 10th and 11th spots were all different Brady jerseys. One can imagine Patriots fans have walk-in closets filled with weathered No. 12 tops collected over the past two decades of glory.
Some surprises from the data: Alvin Kamara outsold Drew Brees in Louisiana. Antonio Brown owns Ohio (sorry Browns and Bengals fans). Brady topped hometown kid Marcus Mariota in Hawaii. Christian McCaffrey finished ahead of Cam Newton in North Carolina. Thankful Clemson fans made Deshaun Watson No. 1 in South Carolina. Christian Hackenberg jerseys are everywhere in New York. That's not true. Glad you're paying attention.
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