Arizona Cardinals: Jerseys gaining popularity
By Scott Allen
The Arizona Cardinals as a team are in the middle of the pack but a couple stars are seeing their jerseys flying off shelves
Remember the days when the Arizona Cardinals couldn’t give their jersey’s away? Those days are long gone.
The Cardinals are currently the 18th-highest selling team in jerseys since the NFL Draft. The Draft was held at April 27th-29th.
Per the Dick’s Sporting Goods Jersey Report, the Cardinals have two defensive stars who have their jersey’s in the top 10 for NFL defensive players. That would be cornerback Patrick Peterson (6th) and safety Tyrann Mathieu (8th).
No surprise that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is second and Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner are the top three currently. It changes slightly from week to week.
The Cardinals have a couple of rookies that will likely see a good rise in jersey sales as the season progresses. Rookies Haason Reddick and Budda Baker will likely become a popular item.
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As the Cardinals prepare to make another run at the Super Bowl, it appears there are more fans of the Cardinals defense as opposed to offense given the jersey numbers. It really should not come as a surprise.
Guys like Peterson and Mathieu are what a lot of local fans are wearing. There are still plenty of Larry Fitzgerald jerseys hanging on fan’s backs right now but a lot of them are older and been worn for years.
It is certainly nice to see that the Cardinals are at least gaining in popularity in the team shops but they still have work to do on the field. Winning solves a lot of that.
I can imagine the numbers will climb from a team and skill player standpoint the more the Cardinals win this season. It would also seem the popularity of other teams like the Cowboys and Steelers is going nowhere.
It is what it is but this report is a good indication where the best players are playing right now. I guess it’s time to go buy that new Cardinals jersey.