1. Welcome to San Diego Chargers NFL Football Podcast and Forum!
    Bolt Talk is one of the largest online communities for the San Diego Chargers.
    We host a regular Chargers podcast during the season.

    You are currently viewing our community forums as a guest user.

    Create an Account or

    Having an account grants you additional privileges, such as creating and participating in discussions. Furthermore, we hide most of the ads once you register as a member!
    Dismiss Notice

San Diego Chargers' Manti Te'o Has the Top-Selling Jersey Among NFL Rookies

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Concudan, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2006
    Messages:
    49,513
    Ratings:
    +4,249
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1711121-manti-teo-boasts-top-selling-jersey-among-nfl-rookies

    BY
    DONALD WOOD
    (FEATURED COLUMNIST) ON JULY 21, 2013

    San Diego Chargers rookie linebacker Manti Te’o has the top-selling jersey among all rookies based on sales from April 1 through June 30, according to Darren Rovell of ESPN.
    The second-round pick out of Notre Dame (No. 38 overall) has become one of the most polarizing figures in sports over the last year, thanks in large part to his elaborate girlfriend hoax, which played out on the national stage and went beyond the realm of sports.
    While Te’o locked up the top spot in jersey sales for rookies, Tavon Austin, EJ Manuel,Cordarrelle Patterson and Eddie Lacy all found themselves in the top five.
    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick had the top-selling jersey, followed by Russell Wilson, Robert Griffin III,Adrian Peterson and Peyton Manning.
    The Chargers are hoping the addition of the former Notre Dame defensive captain will do more than just bring in jersey sales. His draft status was all over the map following his off-field problems and his inability to make much of an impact against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the BCS National Championship Game.
    The Irish lost in a blowout, 42-14.
    Defensive coordinator John Pagano will be looking to put together the best unit possible, and if Te'o steps up in training camp, he could very well start in Week 1 against the Houston Texans.
     

Share This Page