Charles Barkley can relax. There is no need to call Dan Marino, as the basketball great ,and ask the Hall of Fame quarterback to let Tua Tagovailoa wear the No. 13 the Dolphins retired years ago in honor of the greatest player in franchise history.
Tagovailoa, the No. 5 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft,literally has said hisjersey number Nick Castellanos Jersey "." And based on NFL jersey sales, Miami fans appear to agree.
Tagovailoa will wear No. 1 with the Dolphins. Shane Greene Jersey An NFL spokesman thatjersey is both the highest seller and the second highest seller since the draft on the NFL's official merchandise site. Tagovailoa'saqua Miamijersey ranks first, and hiswhite Miami jersey ranks second.
Below are the 10 top sellers as of mid-May.
NFL jersey salesRankPlayerTeamJersey colorPrice point1Tua TagovailoaDolphinsAqua$99.992Tua TagovailoaDolphinsWhite$99.993Tom BradyBuccaneersPewter$149.994Tom BradyBuccaneersWhite$149.995Tom BradyBuccaneersRed$149.996CeeDee LambCowboysNavy$99.997Joe BurrowBengalsBlack$99.998Tom BradyBuccaneersRed$99.999Tom BradyBuccaneersPewter Sparky Anderson Jersey $99.9910Rob GronkowskiBuccaneersPewter$99.99
The jersey sales rankings are not surprising given theseismic nature of Tom Brady's free-agency move from the Patriots to the Buccaneers. Brady had dominated jersey sales for years inNew England, so his Detroit Tigers Jersey arrival in Tampa Bay gives fans a new inventory of jersey options.
The only mild surprise on the list is that so many appear interested in the more expensive editions of Brady's Buccaneers jerseys. (Nike's "Vapor Limited" jersey for $150 features enhancements like stitched numbers and a more flexible fabric as opposed to its "Game" jersey for $100.)
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As for Tagovailoa, his jersey sales confirm his status as of 2020. His new number matches his attitude Michael Fulmer Jersey about a fresh start in Miami.
"For me, I'm not too worried about what number I have," said Tagovailoa, who wore No. 13 at Alabama. "I understand No. 13 is retired, and it should be. Dan Marino, he's the GOAT. Niko Goodrum Jersey He's like the mayor out there, and I have much respect for him."
Speaking of GOATs, it's fitting that Tagovailoa has an edge over Brady, even in an off-field category. After years of dealing with Brady in the AFC East, the Dolphins will take any small victory over him they can get.