Tom Brady picked up one last achievement over the Indianapolis Colts before retiring.
Legendary quarterback, Tom Brady, recently retired from the NFL. After 22 seasons and seven Super Bowls, Brady finally decided to call it a career.
This was a move that made a lot of Indianapolis Colts fans happy. Brady dominated the rivalry with Indy during his time with New England and the Patriots blocked the Colts from numerous Super Bowls.
The era of pain caused by Tom Brady had finally come to an end. However, Brady did get one last victory over the state of Indiana on his way out the door but it wasn’t on the field.
Instead, it was in the memorabilia market. End-of-season data released by Lids showed the top-selling player and team Jersey in each state and Tom Brady had the No. 1 selling jersey in Indiana.
Tom Brady has best-selling jersey in Indiana
Despite the long-standing rivalry between Brady and the Colts, there were more Brady jerseys bought in Indiana than any Colts player this season.
Even with the emergence of Jonathan Taylor, who was the No. 1 Pro Bowl fan vote-getter, or Indy having a mid-season run that catapulted the team to the top of the league, Brady’s popularity reigned supreme.
It makes a bit of sense though, after what happened earlier in the season. When Brady returned to town with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Colts fans learned that there were secret Brady admires amongst Indianapolis fans.
Brady did have the top-selling jersey in 18 states, so he was dominating in a lot of opposing territories. It was another MVP-caliber season for him and many probably anticipated that his career would soon be ending.
The prospect of a legend retiring is certainly enough to drive jersey sales in any fan base, as Tom Brady has shown, even in the land of the enemy.