Tyler Eifert and Greg Olsen Rising in TE Popularity

Matt King@TheRealMattKingFeatured ColumnistDecember 10, 2015

Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert (85) runs the ball in the first half of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)
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Who knew that winning could make you so popular?

After starting the season at No. 10 and completely out of the top 10, respectively, Tyler Eifert and Greg Olsen now have the Nos. 2 and 3 selling jerseys among tight ends for December. 

Obviously No. 1 is Rob Gronkowski and there's no dethroning the king, but it's amazing what a decent season and a lot of wins will do for your popularity. Just take a look.

via DicksSportingGoods.com

Olsen of the 12-0 Carolina Panthers has made the biggest jump in the rankings, although he was briefly at No. 2 before getting overtaken by Eifert. And Eifert also got plenty of love for an unexpectedly good team like the Bengals, currently sitting at 10-2.

It's interesting that at the beginning of the season, two of the guys with new teams, Jimmy Graham and Julius Thomas, have had their sales slip as they and their teams have underperformed. And although the Cardinals are having a good year, Jermaine Gresham is not, and the sales show that as well.

It just goes to show, everyone loves a tight end, as long as they're playing well and the team is winning. Otherwise? Less so.

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