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Andrew Luck has the Indianapolis Colts in the Top-20 of Jersey Sales

He’s not as well-known as Peyton Manning, but Andrew Luck is still selling NFL jerseys for the Indianapolis Colts.

In fact, Luck currently has the 19th-highest jersey sales of any player in the NFL. Former Colts quarterback Peyton Manning sits at the number five-spot, as he enters his second season as a member of the Denver Broncos. In the 19th spot, Luck’s jersey sits right behind Green Bay Packers’ linebacker Clay Matthews, and right before Dallas Cowboys’ tight end, Jason Witten.

The major surprise of these current jersey sales may be the fact that so many young quarterbacks are selling ahead of Luck. Second-year quarterbacks Russell Wilson (2nd), and Robert Griffin III (3rd) were neck-and-neck with Luck for the Rookie of the Year award last season, but are both way ahead of the Colts quarterback in jersey sales. Second-year Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill was right behind Manning, with the 5th-highest sales of his jersey. Third-year quarterback Colin Kaepernick currently leads the NFL in jersey sales.

There is several questions concerning the reason for Luck to be so far behind his youthful peers in marketability. Are these quarterbacks that much better than Luck? Are these players that much more exposed and elevated by the media? Are the rest of the NFL fans waiting to see more of Luck in public, or on the field? Are these jersey sales a product of Luck being a more low-profile player? Did most of the Colts fans buy a Luck jersey last year?

One other thing may be true. Andrew Luck is probably not nearly as concerned about his jersey sales, as opposed to anyone who is reading (or was writing) this article. The kid doesn’t need commercials or kisses on his biceps, all he needs to do is win.





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  • bob

    The truth is that luck is the best of those young qb but he is in a smaller market then the other young qb. Also black athlete normally gets more hype. Go colts we got the real qb

  • Terry Smith

    I don’t think you are taking into account the obvious. Kaep and Wilson are on power teams that are considered SB contenders. While RG3 is in Wa, and expected to win the Div whereas the Colts are expected to regress. Plus while Andrew Luck shies away from media attention which doesn’t help his small market still growing team (as of right now), the other three relish the spotlight in larger markets and seek it.

    • bob

      Rg3 is not on a power house. Also wilson , kaep and rg3 games are based on the read option (the no option next year). The media are not talking about luck because he plays the game like a pocket qb (sb winning qb) which is the usual qb game. They like to talk about something different such as a rb playing qb.

      • Terry Smith

        I just said he wasn’t on a powerful team. “While” is the grammatically correct way of saying “but” at the beginning of a sentence. However, Skins are expected to win their division b/c the other teams are going through some issues.

  • jeremy nicholas

    Luck did have more rushing yards and rushing tds than any other Colt qb in history…hes more mobile than he looks…but hes not fancy…still, manning wasnt either, and after a few years…he was the biggest thing in the game…time will tell…Colts play Manning, 49ers, and Seattle this year…big time chances to show the world what Luck is made of…

  • Dialogos68

    Luck is just a “boring white guy”…. right? Welcome to our emerging progressive idiocracy…