April 28, 2012; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III shows off his new jersey and number to the press during the Redskins introduction of Robert Griffin III at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Paul Frederiksen-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Jersey Sales: Robert Griffin III Sets All-Time Sales Record


Rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III excited the Washington Redskins fan base last season and provided a spark for the franchise. The excitement surrounding the team was at an all-time high, and it was all thanks to Griffin’s performance on the field.

As a direct result of Griffin making big plays on a weekly basis and sparking his team, he was able to sell a record number of jerseys on NFLShop.com, according to numbers provided by the NFL’s Joanna Hunter.

Griffin’s jersey sales set an all-time record.

It helps that Griffin was a rookie last season and had a lot of hype surrounding him after the team unloaded future draft picks to secure his place with the team.

While the jersey sales are nice, Griffin will be focused on recovering from his serious knee injury and returning to the field to create the same magic that excited his fans last season and got them to go out and buy his jersey.

Who joined Griffin on the best-sellers list? Here were the top fifteen sellers last season:

Top-selling NFL player jerseys
1 Robert Griffin III
2 Peyton Manning
3 Ray Lewis
4 Colin Kaepernick
5 Tom Brady
6 Andrew Luck
7 Aaron Rodgers
8 Victor Cruz
9 Eli Manning
10 Patrick Willis
11 Rob Gronkowski
12 J.J. Watt
13 Tim Tebow
14 Russell Wilson
15 Marshawn Lynch

Do you buy a jersey every year? If so, let us hear what player’s jersey you hope to be rocking in 2013.

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