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Kaepernick, Wilson, RGIII lead NFL in jersey sales

Seven quarterbacks land in Top 10 in sales from April 1-June 30
07/22/2013 4:56 PM ET
By Chantz Martin

Colin Kaepernick's No. 7 was the No. 1 seller on NFL Shop over the last three months.(AP)
Last NFL season saw an unprecedented number of first-year starting quarterbacks have huge on-field success, and after three of them led their teams to the playoffs and captivated their respective fan bases along the way, those fans are showing their support by buying their new star players’ jerseys.

On Monday, a CNBC.com report revealed that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick had the best-selling jersey on NFLShop.com from April 1 to June 30, with Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson second on the list and Washington Redskins signal-caller Robert Griffin III, who had the best-selling jersey over the previous 12 months, ranking third.

The sales of Kaepernick jerseys quickly rose after the 25-year old quarterback replaced Alex Smith as the 49ers’ starter last season and subsequently led San Francisco to the Super Bowl XLVII – but even though Joe Flacco’s Baltimore Ravens defeated Kaepernick and the Niners in the Super Bowl, Flacco’s jersey was only ranked No. 25.

Quarterbacks, and predominantly young ones, continue to dominate the league in jersey sales, as seven of the Top 10 on the list were signal-callers and four of those are entering their second or third year in the league. Of the non-quarterbacks, linebackers Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher – who both retired in the offseason – came in at Nos. 8 and 10 respectively, while reigning league MVP Adrian Peterson was the lone running back on the list at No. 4.

The full Top 10: Kaepernick, Wilson, Griffin III, Peterson, Peyton Manning, Ryan Tannehill, Tom Brady, Lewis, Aaron Rodgers, and Urlacher.

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