Tua Tagovailoa's Dolphins Jersey Sales Top Tom Brady, Joe Burrow, CeeDee Lamb

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistMay 12, 2020

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2020, file photo, Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa watches a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. Tagovailoa is a likely first round pick in the NFL Draft Thursday, April 23, 2020.  (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
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Miami Dolphins rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has the top two best-selling jerseys on NFL Shop since the 2020 draft.

Nick Shook of NFL.com reported Tuesday that Tagovailoa's jersey in both aqua and white are outselling any other player. The next three jerseys are Tom Brady in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' various color schemes, followed by two more rookies: the Dallas Cowboys' CeeDee Lamb and Cincinnati Bengals' Joe Burrow.

Tagovailoa was the draft's fifth overall pick, and he'll look to become the Dolphins' first true franchise quarterback since Dan Marino.

The 22-year-old Hawaii native is coming off a standout collegiate career at Alabama. He completed 69.3 percent of his throws for 7,442 yards with 87 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in 32 appearances. He added nine rushing scores across his three years with the Crimson Tide.

Tagovailoa, who dealt with a variety of injuries over his final two seasons at Bama, may not be the Dolphins' Week 1 starter, though. He'll need to show he's back to full strength while competing with Ryan Fitzpatrick and Josh Rosen for the top spot on the depth chart.

"I'm going to go out there and compete like I'm preparing to be a starter, even if I'm not going to be the starter," he told reporters. "Competition is usually always healthy."

Meanwhile, Brady's presence near the top of the list doesn't come as a surprise. After a legendary two-decade run with the New England Patriots that resulted in six Super Bowl championships, he signed a two-year, $50 million contract with the Bucs in March.

High-profile team changes in free agency almost always lead to significant jersey sales.

Burrow (No. 1 pick in the 2020 draft) and Lamb (No. 17) join Tagovailoa as several of the most hyped rookies in this year's class. Both should make an instant impact for their first NFL teams.


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