CHICAGO — If you were to ask Bears fans who their team’s most popular member is right now, they’d probably point to their quarterback.
It looks like many are using their wallets to show this about Justin Fields as well, based on some merchandise sales numbers released by the NFLPA on Friday.
In their list of the 50 best-selling players, the Bears caller came in 25th in the league and was the only current Bears player to make their list. The rankings were created based on merchandise sold from March 1 to May 31 of this year.
Khalil Mack, who was traded by the Bears in March to the Los Angeles Chargers, came in 48th on the list.
This list takes into account each player’s sales in all forms of merchandise, from jerseys to t-shirts, bobbleheads to mats, and even slide sandals. Fields made waves when it came to his jersey earlier this year when Lids announced that his No. 1 was the best seller not only in Illinois but also in the state of Wisconsin.
This is home to the Bears’ longtime rival, the Green Bay Packers.
Fields enters his second season as the Bears’ starting quarterback in 2021, under new head coach Matt Eberflus and offensive coordinator Luke Getsy. He made 10 starts in the 12 games he played during his rookie year, completing 58.9 percent of his passes for 1,870 yards with seven touchdowns to ten interceptions.
The quarterback also rushed for 420 yards and two touchdowns as well.
Here are the top 5 players in merchandise sales released by the NFLPA on Friday:
- Tom Brady, QB, Tampa Bay
- Russell Wilson, QB, Denver
- Cooper Kupp, WR, LA Rams
- Joe Burrow, QB, Cincinnati
- Aaron Donald, DL, LA Rams
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