BillsMafia is a great fan-base, but how do they match-up against others regarding jersey sales? Some websites say not so well.
With success comes excitement and the will to buy team gear. The fact that Buffalo Bills’ player’s jersey sales haven’t been great does not correlate with the passion our fan-base has.
The Bills currently rank 21st of 32 teams for team jersey sales.
Buffalo has had a lot of roster turnover this offseason. A reason the jersey sales are low is that it is tough to tell if a player will be there in a year or two! But let’s hope that’s not the case.
In a list that Dicks Sporting Goods released, the highest rated Bills’ player in jersey sales is Sammy Watkins (#34).
Watkins is the only Buffalo player to rank in the top 50 of NFL jersey sales. Odell Beckham Jr. is currently the king of New York, leading the pack in NY jersey sales.
The top five players in jersey sales are very shocking:
- Tom Brady
- James Conner
- Ezekiel Elliot
- Dak Prescott
- Carson Wentz
James Conner, the darkhorse of the Pittsburgh Steelers comes in at two! Besides Brady, the top five are all under the age of 24.
Buffalo Bills’ players listed in the top 100:
- Sammy Watkins (#34)
- LeSean McCoy (#57)
- Tyrod Taylor (#77)
Until the Bills make the playoffs, Jim Kelly and Andre Reed jerseys will be very popular in the Buffalo area. I am surprised LeSean McCoy is not higher on the top-100 list considering he is the face of the franchise. We must remember it is the dead period of the NFL, and this is a time where the flashy young players and draft picks are most popular.
Of course, Dicks Sporting Goods is not the only outlet that people are buying jerseys from.
The Cleveland Browns had the worst record in the NFL last year. They also had three first round draft picks, which well help boost that rank. Myles Garrett ranked in the top-25 of player jersey sales. The number one pick will always have the hype-train behind him!
Bills’ first round pick, Tre’Davious White, is not near the list. Cornerback is not always the flashiest position. If people buy jerseys, they will mainly buy a jersey of a player scoring the touchdowns, not defending them. Only one defensive player ranked inside the top 10 (Von Miller).
If I were to buy a Bills’ jersey, I would go Richie Incognito. He is a fan favorite and one of the most underrated players on the team. Offensive linemen jerseys are always a respectable option.
What Buffalo Bills’ jersey do you own? Let me know in the comments below!