Eric Reid

Colin Kaepernick's jersey sales soar amid national anthem protest controversy

Colin Kaepernick's jersey sales soar amid national anthem protest controversy

Colin Kaepernick's high-profile protests appear to have reinvigorated the market for his jersey.

On Sunday, the backup quarterback's No. 7 jersey was the best seller among current 49ers players in the team's online store, jumping from the No. 6 spot, according to Marketwatch. Leaguewide, the jersey is now the third most popular in the NFL's online store, jumping 17 places from where it ranked just over a week ago, ESPN reported. Only Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott and New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.'s jerseys outsold Kaepernick's.

Kaepernick, an active supporter of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, became a household name even among non-football fans...

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