NFL has gained a popular following in Australia, and more and more fans are in the market for their own NFL jersey. Here were the top selling NFL jerseys for the 2009 season.
1. Brett Favre – Minnesota Vikings
He may be knocking on the door of his 20th NFL season, but veteran Brett Favre still topped the jersey sales figures for the 2009 season according to . Favre’s first season as a Viking may not have ended in Super Bowl glory, but it still showed that a 40-year old could still compete with the best of them.
2. Troy Polamalu – Pittsburgh Steelers
A Californian native, the hard-hitting Polamalu ranked second in NFL jersey sales for the 2009 season, with his Steelers #43 jersey flying off the shelves. This is not Polamalu’s only success off the field, as this highly marketable player has featured in numerous television commercials, as well as being on the cover of EA Sports Madden ’10.
3. Peyton Manning – Indianapolis Colts
Another veteran Quarterback, Manning led the Indianapolis Colts all the way to Super Bowl XLIV only to falter at the last hurdle. Despite this, Manning was still the 3rd most popular jersey sold. He is arguably the NFL’s most marketable players having appeared in numerous advertisements and promotions for the NFL’s biggest sponsors.
4. Drew Brees – New Orleans Saints
Super Bowl XLIV-winning Quarterback Drew Brees comes in at the number 4 spot in the top selling NFL jerseys of 2009. A four-time Pro Bowl selection, Brees lead the Saints to an upset win over Peyton Manning’s Indianapolis Colts to win their first ever Super Bowl. Brees won the Super Bowl’s MVP award in the process.