Feb 3, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth quarter in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Colin Kaepernick Tops the Chart Of Best-Selling Jerseys In the NFL

Colin Kaepernick’s legacy is building. The catch: the regular season is still more than a month from beginning.

After winning an ESPY for “Best Breakthrough Athlete  on Wednesday, two jersey outlets (NFL.com and Fanatics.com) reported that Kaepernick has the NFL’s best-selling jersey.

Kaepernick’s number 7 jersey was the top seller at NFLShop.com from April 1 through June 30, according to the league’s Joanna Hunter. The 25-year old star is also No. 1 at Fanatics.com, said the online retailer’s Meier Raivich.

Perhaps Kaepernick’s top jersey selection was a bit of a surprise. Robert Griffin III, who finished third, would seem like a popular pick, as would Adrian Peterson (fourth) or Peyton Manning (fifth). But it was Kaepernick who took home the honors.

Bob Dorfman of Pickett Advertising put it perfectly:

He’s a character with the tattoos and ‘Kaepernicking, said Bob Dorfman of Pickett Advertising in San Francisco. But can he prove he’s not a fluke?

Kaepernick has played in a grand total of 16 regular season games, but he has started in just seven of them. Of course he’s already had playoff experience too–an impressive three playoff showings, may I add.

Time will only tell how Kaepernick builds on his 2012-13 season, though.

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