SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has seen his stats taper off this season, but he still leads all quarterbacks in one category: jersey sales.
According to NFL.com, Kaepernick’s No. 7 remained the top-selling jersey on the league’s online web store in the period spanning from April 1 through Sept. 30.
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has moved into the number two slot, ahead of Seattle Seahawks’ Russell Wilson, in jersey sales. San Mateo native and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady also remains in the top 10.
Kaepernick’s jersey soared in popularity following his breakout performance in the 49ers NFC division playoff win against the Green Bay Packers in January and the team’s subsequent appearance in Super Bowl XLVII.
The 49ers quarterback has also boosted his profile through numerous magazine spreads and TV commercials.
On Tuesday, sports marketing firm IMG Worldwide announced it would represent Kaepernick for exclusive marketing, sponsorships and endorsements.
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