Not long before the Super Bowl, the NFLPA released numbers for player merchandising sales covering the time frame from March 1 to Nov. 30 a year ago.
Tom Brady beat the list, followed by Patrick Mahomes. However, slotting in at No. 4 was Miami’s Tua Tagovailoa.
The quarterback was selected fifth overall the previous spring, yet had an average rookie season. He’s been recognizably self-incredulous of his first year as a pro, saying in a few offseason interviews that he might have performed better. Be that as it may, Tagovailoa likewise would relinquish a portion of the spotlight to win more matches.
“I’d say it did surprise me, but it shows the support the fans in Miami and Dolphins nation have for our team,” Tagovailoa said of his jersey sales, via Bill Bender of SportingNews.com. “It’s very honorable to say the least that a lot of Dolphins fans want to buy my jersey. At the end of the day, I think popularity falls on the last of my list of things that I want.
“I just want to help my team win games, man. … If I could give up the whole popularity deal and win a Super Bowl, then I would do that in a heartbeat.”
Tagovailoa finished 2020 finishing 64.1 percent of his passes for 1,814 yards with 11 touchdowns and five interferences. In the event that Tagovailoa can step forward in 2021, he’ll have a decent shot at achieving the objective to dominate more matches. Additionally, that will just assistance him keep on selling a lot of merchandise.