Darren Rovell | ESPN.com
The Seattle Seahawks not only have risen to prominence on the field, they’ve also achieved relevancy off of it.
Three Seahawks — quarterback Russell Wilson, running back Marshawn Lynch and cornerback Richard Sherman — are among the top 10 best-selling jerseys in the league, according to sales rankings provided to ESPN.com from the league’s official store, NFLShop.com.
Sales have been tallied from the start of the NFL’s fiscal year on April 1, 2013, through last week.
Wilson has the second best-selling jersey behind his Super Bowl counterpart, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. Lynch comes in at No. 6, behind San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees.
Sherman breaks the top 10 for the first time. He is the only defensive player in the top 10.
Sherman jumped three spots in January alone, passing the likes of Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, who sold more jerseys last year than any NFL player ever had sold in a single season.
No Seahawks player ever has finished the season in the top 10 since the league began collecting data for its best-selling jerseys in 2001.
Wilson and Lynch finished last year’s best-selling jerseys list at No. 14 and No. 15, respectively. The only other Broncos player that appears on the list so far this season is wide receiver Wes Welker at No. 23.
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