Meanwhile, the popularity of Ben Roethlisberger(notes) continued its freefall as the once-revered Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback dropped out of the top 20 following his involvement in an alleged assault in Georgia.
The NFL's tally takes into account all jerseys sold, whether they be men's, women's, children's, toddler's or those ridiculous-looking pink ones. I'm curious if Tebow leads in all metrics or whether his sales are mostly amongst women and children (which would theoretically mean mother buying jerseys for their kids). Of course, I'm also confused about why any self-respecting Redskins fan would immediately go buy a Donovan McNabb jersey, who is forking over $80 to rock Miles Austin's(notes) No. 19 and why anyone, anywhere would ever willingly wear something with "SHOCKEY" written across the back.
The top 20 (courtesy of CNBC's Darren Rovell) is below. If you're scoring at home there are 12 quarterbacks, three defenders, two running backs, two wide receivers and one tight end on the list. Four of the top 20 are rookies:
1. Tim Tebow
2. Donovan McNabb
3. Drew Brees
4. Peyton Manning
8. Ndamakong Suh
17. Miles Austin