For the first time in a while, the Chicago Bears actually have a large number of players, whose jersey I’d be proud to wear out in public (you laugh, but that really wasn’t always the case (RIP that one guy who bought a Mike Glennon jersey)).
But instead of the 23-year-old Pro Bowl running back Jordan Howard, the starting first-round quarterback Mitch Trubisky, the lighten-fast and always-electric Tarik Cohen, the Super Bowl winning tight-end Trey Burton, or even the big-time free agent wide receiver Allen Robinson, it’s newcomer Khalil Mack drowning in jersey sales.
Yeah … the Bears newest linebacker has been on the team for exactly five days and in that time you nutcases have made his Bears jersey one of the TOP FIVE JERSEYS SOLD IN THE ENTIRE NFL this preseason:
— Fanatics (@Fanatics) September 6, 2018
Just look at that list. In 2018, you’ve got three high-profile quarterbacks (including Tom Brady), the #2 pick in the most recent draft (a RB, no less), and … Khalil Mack. That is seriously impressive company, especially, again, considering how little time he’s spent on this team. Like, just logistically, that doesn’t make any sense. But I love it.
Of course, not everybody feels the same way …
Tarik Cohen on Khalil Mack having a top selling jersey in the NFL “I don’t know how he passed mine.”
— Mark Grote (@markgrotesports) September 6, 2018
He’ll get on board. Just give him some time.
In the meantime – and I almost feel like I don’t need to say this because, obviously everybody in and around Chicago already bought one – but you can get your own Mack jersey right here (or go for the cheaper shirsey, which is my plan) and get free shipping for the next 10 hours:
Or if you’re more of a shirsey guy/gal (or are just looking for a cheaper option), we got ya covered: https://t.co/KqefjtvpV9
Still free shipping too. pic.twitter.com/ZrIYYstZoU
— Bleacher Nation Bears (@BN_Bears) September 6, 2018