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Niners' Kaepernick has top-selling jersey

07/20 3:14 PM

The San Francisco 49ers' run to the Super Bowl was good for quarterback Colin Kaepernick, whose jersey was the NFL's best selling.

The San Francisco 49ers' run to the Super Bowl was good for quarterback Colin Kaepernick, whose jersey was the NFL's best seller over the last three months.

Quarterbacks finished in four of the top five slots based on sales from April 1-June 30 on NFLShop.com. Seattle Seahawks signal-called Russell Wilson finished second to Kaepernick, followed by Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning.

Among just drafted rookies, Manti Te'o's No. 50 San Diego Chargers jersey was the most popular. Tavon Austin, EJ Manuel, Cordarrelle Patterson and Eddie Lacy rounded out the top 5. Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith did not crack the top 5, perhaps suggesting that fans aren't ready to put their Mark Sanchez jerseys in the closet just yet.

Retiring didn't seem to hurt the jersey sales of two high-profile linebackers. Ray Lewis finished eighth in jersey sales over the last three months and Brian Urlacher took the 10th spot.

Despite losing the Super Bowl, the 49ers are leading the offseason in jersey sales, followed by the Seahawks, the only team whose jersey was completely changed last season with the league's new Nike deal. Rounding out the top five were the Dallas Cowboys, Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots.


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