Nine of the top 10 best-selling NFL jerseys in Canada belong to Quarterbacks.
Steelers Safety Troy Polamalu (no. 6) is the only defender to make the list.
Tom Brady, who topped the NFL International Fan Engagement Tracker’s favourite player list in Canada, also has the best selling jersey in Canada (in both 2011 and 2012 the Patriots were the most popular team in Canada).
According to the NFL’s licensed retailers, The Patriots also top merchandise sales for all NFL teams in Canada.
The following top-ten best selling NFL player jerseys in Canada, are based on 2013 sales figures provided by Nike Canada:
1) Tom Brady, QB, Patriots
2) Peyton Manning, QB, Broncos
3) Robert Griffin III, QB, Redskins
4) Aaron Rodgers, QB, Packers
5) Andrew Luck, QB, Colts
6) Troy Polamalu, S, Steelers
7) Eli Manning, QB, Giants
8) Colin Kaepernick, QB, 49ers
9) Drew Brees, QB, Saints
10) Russel Wilson, QB, Seahawks
On NFLShop.com (which ships around the world, but primarily in the United States), Broncos QB Peyton Manning overtook 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick as the top-selling NFL jersey from April 1-Nov. 30.
Kaepernick held the top spot when sales were last examined at the end of September 2013.
Seahawks QB Russell Wilson maintained the third spot, while Redskins QB Robert Griffin III fell four spots to No. 9.
Eight of the top 10 player jerseys in the United States belong to QBs.
Meanwhile, the 49ers continue to lead the league in team jersey sales, while the Broncos moved past the Cowboys for the No. 2 spot.
NFLShop.com top-ten best selling jerseys, April 1-Nov. 30, 2013.
1) Peyton Manning, QB, Broncos
2) Colin Kaepernick, QB, 49ers
3) Russel Wilson, QB, Seahawks
4) Adrian Peterson, RB, Vikings
5) Tom Brady, QB, Patriots
6) Ryan Tannehill, QB, Dolphins
7) Aaron Rodgers, QB, Packers
8) Drew Brees, QB, Saints
9) Robert Griffin III, QB, Redskins
10) J.J. Watt, DE, Texans
ESPN’s Stan Verrett commented on the list during a December 12 edition of “SportsCenter”: “Doesn’t everybody in New England already have a Tom Brady jersey? Or is he just so good it’s like, ‘I’ve got to get a new Tom Brady jersey because the old one’s old'”