Not bad for the former Wyoming Cowboy quarterback.
Josh Allen, who now leads the Buffalo Bills in the NFL, has the nation’s top-selling jersey.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Thursday announced that Allen’s uniform is number one for sales as tabulated by Fanatics, the sports retailer which officially licenses NFL attire.
Allen’s jersey has been number one for six weeks now topping perennial leaders Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes.
Although Wyoming has long-been considered Denver Broncos’ territory, because of Josh Allen, the Bills have encroached on this once-sacred ground.
Longtime Buffalo Bulletin publisher Jim Hicks has observed the movement.
“Around the village we are starting to find a lot of Buffalo Bill fans,” Hicks wrote in his weekly column. “Their loyalty migrated to that team when former UW quarterback Josh Allen became a franchise player with the Bills.
“And those who follow that team have learned he is a respected team leader. Many will not forgive John Elway for failing to see his qualities and drafting him for the Broncos,” he said.
Those in true Buffalo Bills’ territory took the news of Allen’s popularity as divine revelation.
“First, ESPN ran over 20,000 simulations of the upcoming season and projected the Super Bowl champs to be the Buffalo Bills and Josh Allen to be the league’s MVP,” wrote WYRK radio’s Kadie Daye.
“Now, it is evident that a majority of people will be backing Josh Allen and the Bills this season, according to recent sales of NFL jerseys,” she said.
The jersey doesn’t come cheap, with both the blue and white jerseys of Allen’s costing around $120. However, a couple of his Nike-related jerseys are a little less costly, at $90.
Last month, Allen signed a six-year contract extension with the Buffalo Bills for around $260 million, $150 million of which was guaranteed.