Well, there is at least some shred of truth to it. The top-selling NFL jerseys since April 1 were released today, and you’ll never guess who is number one.
OK, of course it’s Johnny Manziel.
Travel down on the list a little, and you’ll find Vikings rookie Teddy Bridgewater at No. 13, while running back Adrian Peterson is at No. 14. So in the roughly four months or so of tracking, Bridgewater’s jersey is more popular than Peterson’s.
It’s a bit of an unfair fight, of course, since the countless fans who already have Adrian Peterson jerseys presumably weren’t in any particular rush over the past four months to get brand new AP jerseys, while no no Bridgewater/Vikings jerseys existed before April 1 (except in the mind of Star Tribune football writer and Bridgewater No. 1 fan Master Tesfatsion).
Both Vikings, however, trailed the “12th Fan” jersey from Seattle, which was the 10th-best seller and proved beyond a doubt, once again, that our society is crumbling around us.