By Michael McCarthy
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick couldn’t be more popular!
Not with flag-waving Americans who object to his sit-down or kneel-down during the National Anthem.
Only among jersey-buying Americans.
Kaepernick’s jersey sales have inexplicably skyrocketed on NFL.com over the past few weeks. While the former NFC champion signal caller was once a popular player and hot-selling jersey, the best of Kaepernick on the field never produced what the NFL is seeing now.
According to the NFL Shop website, Kaepernick’s jersey has risen to the No. 1 overall best seller in the league.
No. 2? New Eagles starting quarterback Carson Wentz. Following those quarterbacks on the list? Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott and Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.