You know it is slow when we are rapidly reporting jersey sales figures! The NFL's official online shop released the latest sales figures for June, and San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is once again among the league leaders in jersey sales.
Kap finished No. 4 in jersey sales for the month of June, behind Odell Beckham Jr., Tom Brady and Marcus Mariota. In May, Kap ranked No. 7, but he leaped Rob Gronkowski, Russell Wilson and Jameis Winston for the month. Suck on that, Seahawks...or something, whatever.
The professional sports generally do a pooled distribution of licensed apparel revenue. As I understand it, that means all the players have an even split of the revenue brought in by merchandise sales. That means Kap gets as much as Blaine Gabbert for merchandise sales. In the past, individual players have split off to do their own deals. The best recent example of this was when Barry Bonds was still playing for the San Francisco Giants. During his run at the numerous home run records, Bonds did his own licensing, which means he made all the money from it.
NaVorro Bowman was ranked No. 14 last month, but he slipped out of the Top 25 for June. Once the players get back on the field in training camp, maybe we see him get a boost once he proves himself ready to get back into game action.