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Justin Fields Already Owns Wisconsin

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During his introductory press conference at Halas Hall last Monday, new Chicago Bears GM Ryan Poles told the assembled media and the entire Bears fan base that he planned to “take the North and never give it back.”

Well, it seems like Justin Fields might already own the North, at least part of it. Lids released a graphic of the top-selling NFL player’s jerseys for the 2021-22 season, and you might be pleasantly surprised by the results.

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Justin Fields is the top-selling jersey in Illinois (no surprise); he is also the top-selling jersey in WISCONSIN!

That’s right, not Aaron Rodgers, not Davante Adams, not Aaron Jones … JUSTIN FIELDS, the Chicago Bears starting quarterback.

It’s probably worth noting that southern Wisconsin (and heavily populated cities like Milwaukee and Madison) is closer to Chicago than Green Bay. But still, it’s pretty funny to see that Fields “owns” the state of Wisconsin in this particular graphic.

Also interesting is that the Detroit Lions lost their home state to an out-of-town player, with University of Michigan quarterback Tom Brady taking the top spot in Michigan. Minnesota’s top-selling jersey was Vikings wide receiver, Adam Thielen. The veteran Vikings wide receiver was born and raised in Minnesota, attended Minnesota State University, and has played his entire NFL career in Minnesota, so he’s earned some clout with the Vikings faithful for being the homegrown hero.

Here are a couple of other interesting notes …

•   George Kittle takes the crown in San Francisco, which is kind of surprising to me considering the Rams play there. I would have guessed that Aaron Donald or Matthew Stafford would have taken that spot.

•   Kyle Pitts takes the top spot in Georgia and Montana … Weird.

•   Tom Brady was the top-seller in most states without an NFL team, including Hawaii.

•   Brady was also the top-selling jersey in Indiana. Uh, Jonathan Taylor, anyone?


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Author: Patrick K. Flowers

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