As the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year and one of the most marketable talents in the entire league, it makes sense that the Houston Texans' J.J. Watt has the best-selling jersey among NFL defensive players. It is notable, however, that sales of Watt's jersey only rank him as the twelfth-best selling jersey among all NFL players. That's right--the most popular eleven NFL jerseys are worn by offensive players, according to this article. The league's focus on offense has far-reaching results, I suppose.
If you haven't already clicked on the last link, take a guess at whose jersey sold the most during May of 2015. Peyton Manning? Aaron Rodgers? Tom Brady? Nope, nope, and nope.
With the talent around him in Tennessee, it'll be interesting to see if Mariota maintains that popularity throughout what's likely to be a rather challenging rookie season.