Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III has made quite the impression in his rookie season. Apparently his stellar play on the field has carried over to his marketability off the field as well, as RGIII has taken for the lead in NFL jersey sales at NFLShop.com, per ESPN’s Darren Rovell:
RGIII surpassed Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, who had been in the top spot. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who is first among players that isn’t wearing a new jersey this season, comes in at No. 3.
All quarterbacks round up the rest of the top six in sales monitored from April 1 to Nov. 27. Peyton’s brother, New York Giants quarterbackEli Manning is at No. 4, New England quarterbackTom Brady is in the fifth spot and Peyton’s replacement in Indianapolis, rookie quarterbackAndrew Luck, is sixth.
Griffin – who currently ranks fourth in the NFL in passer rating (104.6), fourth in completion percentage (67.4) and leads all QB is rushing yards (642) and touchdowns (6) – surpassed Manning in jersey sales during the weekend following Thanksgiving, historically one of the year’s biggest shopping periods. Griffin also put on an outstanding performance on Thanksgiving Day, throwing for 304 yards and four TDs against the Cowboys.
The Redskins are currently 5-6 and still in the hunt for the NFC East title, trailing the NY Giants by two games. The Giants and Redskins face off Sunday in D.C.