Lamar Jackson lands in top-10 of NFL player sales for 2021

Kristen Wong
Ravens, Lamar Jackson (Photo by Todd Olszewski/Getty Images)
Ravens, Lamar Jackson (Photo by Todd Olszewski/Getty Images) /

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has Joe Burrow beat in at least one category in 2021: player jersey sales. The 2019 MVP has remained popular well into the 2021 season, ranking ninth overall in all NFL player products.

According to the NFL Players Association, Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes finished first and second respectively on the NFLPA’s top player sales list, which reports sales of all officially licensed NFL player merchandise from Mar. 1 through Nov. 30 of 2021.

Despite missing a stretch of the season due to injury, Jackson still placed in the top 10, just above Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow. Jackson also placed in the top-five in a narrower category: fathead wall decals and cutouts of quarterbacks.

As to be expected, the list is littered with some of the most notable quarterbacks in the league including Josh Allen, Dak Prescott, Mac Jones, and Justin Fields.

Ravens QB Lamar Jackson places ninth overall in NFL player merchandise sales in 2021

A few non-quarterbacks made the cut as well: Dallas’ CeeDee Lamb and San Francisco’s George Kittle.

The news comes after Lids, an American retailer specializing in athletic gear, revealed their top-selling NFL player jerseys by state. Lamar Jackson unsurprisingly controlled Maryland and Virginia, but he also was the top-selling jersey in…Maine?

We’re not sure who in Maine is mass-buying Lamar Jackson jerseys, but we’re here for it.

These player merchandise sales don’t tell us anything new. Lamar Jackson remains as popular as ever, and that “has Jackson been figured out” debate is dead and buried.

Though Jackson posted his worst season in 2021, recording a career-high 13 interceptions, he still forms the nucleus of the Ravens offense. Baltimore’s playoff-contending hopes — and perhaps even Super Bowl-contending ones — will depend on his performance in 2022.

With a stronger offensive line, and hopefully cured of Mahomes syndrome, Jackson should be able to find his rhythm to dominate the passing game once more.

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It’s no wonder why Jackson is so universally liked — he’s an incredibly gifted quarterback and will be Baltimore’s key to a successful 2022 season.