Constant Gardner: Jags' Minshew Sees Jersey Sell Out After Debut
Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew and his mustache "have been stealing hearts" since he took over for injured QB Nick Foles on Sunday, and now the men's version of Minshew's No. 15 jerseys are "sold out on the NFL shop website, with only women's and kid's sizes left," according to Emily Bloch of the FLORIDA TIMES-UNION. Jaguars PR Manager Alex Brooks said, "Fanatics informed me that they will have more Minshew merchandise, including men's sizes, available online starting (Wednesday) morning." He added the site also expects to "have some for our next home game next Thursday." Screen-printers "far and wide are capitalizing" on the rookie QB's "allure with merchandise that pays tribute to Minshew's 'stache and swagger" (FLORIDA TIMES-UNION, 9/11).
BIG WEEK 1 FOR SALES: The opening NFL weekend was a strong one for sales of licensed NFL products. Fanatics reports that across its sites -- which include NFLShop.com and Fanatics.com -- sales were up 30% from the same Thursday-Sunday period from opening weekend in '18. The top-selling teams were the Cowboys, Patriots, Eagles, Chiefs and Bears. The top-selling players were Patriots QB Tom Brady, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes, Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott, Bears LB Khalil Mack and Giants RB Saquon Barkley (Terry Lefton, THE DAILY).
THE KING OF AUGUST: Browns QB Baker Mayfield's No. 6 jersey "was the best seller" for Fanatics during the preseason, followed by Mahomes and Mack. Mahomes during the '18 season ranked "third on the list of the top 10 best sellers" (K.C. STAR, 9/11).