Jameis Winston is no stranger to Floridians, having won a national championship at Florida State before being drafted first overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Winston, who is from Alabama, seems to have made a mark in his adopted home state, at least in terms of jersey sales. According to DICK’S Sporting Goods, which kept data on jersey sales at their stores, Winston leads the state of Florida in men’s jersey sales from April to December of 2016, a feat made all the more impressive by the fact that he plays for the team that ranks 26th in the league in jersey sales.
Winston wasn’t the only Florida-based quarterback whose jersey sold well in the state. Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill, who suffered a sprained ACL in Sunday’s game against the Cardinals, ranked first in Florida in both women’s and children’s jersey sales. The Dolphins, as a team, ranked 21st in sales, selling more jerseys than any other Florida team, with the Jacksonville Jaguars finishing dead last in the rankings.
Tannehill also ranked 30th in jersey sales for offensive players and 37th in overall sales, finishing behind division rivals Tyrod Taylor, Julian Edelman, Sammy Watkins, Rob Gronkowski and Tom Brady. On the defensive side, Ndamukong Suh placed 21st in sales, a seven-spot drop from last season.
Overall, Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz leads the pack with the most jerseys sold this season, followed by Tom Brady, Odell Beckham Jr., Von Miller and Antonio Brown.