The rookie quarterback has been turning heads all season with the Redskins, and now his success has found its way into other arenas. After holding the top spot in jersey sales this season, the NFL now says that Griffin has surpassed the record for all-time single-season jersey sales, according to Darren Rovell of ESPN.
Griffin’s jersey has sold more than any other player’s in one season in the six years the league has been keeping track — and Griffin still has until March 31 to build on that record, considering that the NFL started keeping track on April 1, the start of its fiscal year. The record was previously held by Brett Favre, who set the mark twice, with a Jets uniform in 2008 and a Vikings uniform in 2009.
Jerseys aren’t the only clothing area where Griffin is dominating — Rovell reports that a line of socks from adidas marked at $20 apiece have also sold out.
Griffin’s personal success hasn’t necessarily meant his team is doing well. The Redskins started the year 3-6 and looked doomed to miss the playoffs. But Washington has since bounced back and won five in a row. The Redskins are now tied atop the NFC East at 8-6, with games against division foes Philadelphia and Dallas to end the season.
Griffin leads an impressive list when it comes to jersey sales, with some of the league’s best once again packing the Top 10 for this season.