It’s always interesting to view the demographics of jersey sales, especially in states that don’t have a professional football team. On Saturday, DICK’S Sporting Goods revealed the highest-selling jerseys state-by-state in the country, and there were certainly some intriguing discoveries.
For instance, Julio Jones has the highest-selling jersey in Alaska. Ryan Kerrigan has the highest-selling jersey in Virginia and Idaho. Odell Beckham Jr., owns New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and even Nevada, but Victor Cruz is more popular in Vermont. Tom Brady is the most popular player in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island, but Rob Gronkowski has control in Maine.
But Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller takes the cake. Miller has the highest-selling jersey in five states, more than any other player in the NFL. You can expect to see plenty of Miller jerseys in Colorado (obviously), New Mexico, Nebraska, Wyoming and Montana. That’s a good chunk of the Louisiana purchase.
The other major takeaway is Dez Bryant wins the battle for the best-selling jersey in Texas, edging out the incredibly popular J.J. Watt. Bryant has missed 10 games the past two seasons, but that apparently hasn’t detracted from the dynamic receiver’s popularity.
Which player has the highest-selling jersey in your state? You can check out DICK’S graphic below:
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) October 22, 2016