The No. 1 selling NFL jersey in the state of Florida does not belong to a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jacksonville Jaguars, or Miami Dolphins. Per NFLshop.com, it belongs to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry is not happy with that.
Per Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald, Landry was asked who he thought No. 1 was. When his response of “Hopefully me” was corrected, Landry made his displeasure known.
“Oh no,” he said, per Beasley. “You know what? That’s only for another year or two. We’re emerging as an organization, we’re going to put that to rest.”
The good news for Landry is that he’s right. Miami appears to be on the way up. For only the fourth time since Dan Marino’s last season (1999) and the first time since 2008, the Dolphins made the playoffs in 2016. Landry was one of the main reasons why, catching 94 passes for 1,136 yards.
Unseating someone as great as Brady is never easy — just ask Matt Ryan. But at least for the last year, Miami has been pointing in the right direction.
If the Dolphins can continue down that road and make even more progress in 2017, it could well be Landry or one of his teammates topping Florida’s jersey sales. If not, we hope for his sake that he can get used to seeing blue No. 12 jerseys around the Sunshine State.