With his post game rant on Michael Crabtree following the NFC Championship Game, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has gained himself a ton of notoriety from the mainstream world that wasn’t there before. Whether or not it’s the kind of notoriety he wanted is another question in itself, but he gained it nonetheless.
Sometimes, the best way to gauge to the popularity and notoriety of any athlete is to look at how many of his jerseys are flying off the shelves.
And if that’s how we’re going to judge Sherman’s popularity, he’s a very popular man as he’s cracked the list of top-selling NFL jerseys, according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell.
|1||Peyton Manning, Broncos|
|2||Russell Wilson, Seahawks|
|3||Colin Kaepernick, 49ers|
|4||Tom Brady, Patriots|
|5||Drew Brees, Saints|
|6||Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks|
|7||Adrian Peterson, Vikings|
|8||Aaron Rodgers, Packers|
|9||Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins|
|10||Richard Sherman, Seahawks|
Now yes, jersey sales are one way to get a feeler for the public’s interest in an athlete, but what’s also notable about this is that Sherman is the only defensive player within the top 10 now. That’s quite the feat alone.