McNabb plummets to 20th in jersey sales
Not long after Donovan McNabb was traded to the Redskins, his newly burgundy jersey shot to the top of the NFLShop.com rankings. He was No. 2 in the league in April sales, behind only Tim Tebow. And from April through June, he remained No. 2 in the league, again behind just Tebow. During that span, the Redskins ranked sixth overall in jersey sales.
Since then, of course, the Redskins went 6-10, and McNabb got benched twice, both times for Rex Grossman. And now there are new sales numbers out, and the situation has changed. From April 1 through January 2, McNabb ranked just 20th in NFLShop.com jersey sales, behind 11 other quarterbacks, including divisional rivals Romo, Manning and Vick. McNabb was still the highest-ranking Redskin, but he was only the sixth-highest ranking NFC East player, trailing DeSean Jackson and Miles Austin, too. Also Brett Favre and Wes Welker.
Chris Cooley, who's previously been in these top 25 lists, did not make the cut, although Jason Witten (21st) did.
As for team jersey sales, the Redskins slipped there, too. Once again, they're out of the top 10, although the Cowboys (2nd), Eagles (4th) and Giants (7th) all maintained their top-10 rankings.
Oh, and as any trip to Pittsburgh can confirm, people in Western Pa. really like wearing sports jerseys. Troy Polamalu was the top-selling player, and the Steelers were the top-selling team.
| January 6, 2011; 1:08 PM ET
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