Trevor Lawrence has been an NFL participant for lower than 24 hours, however the Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback is already breaking information.
In keeping with ESPN’s Michael DiRocco, Lawrence broke the document for merchandise gross sales by a draft choose on the primary night time of the NFL Draft. Fanatics, which is a licensed merchandise and attire associate for the NFL and Jaguars, says Lawrence doubled the gross sales of the earlier document holder. The earlier document didn’t final very lengthy, because it was set by Joe Burrow after the Cincinnati Bengals drafted him a yr in the past.
The gross sales numbers embrace merchandise, memorabilia and pre-sale orders for Lawrence jerseys. Justin Fields, who was drafted by the Chicago Bears, ranked second behind Lawrence.
Whereas Lawrence’s document speaks to his potential, it additionally says a lot concerning the present power of the NFL model. It’s no coincidence that the final two No. 1 total picks have set the document for merchandise gross sales on draft night time. The truth that they’re quarterbacks helps, however the information show the NFL has by no means been extra standard than it’s proper now.
Jaguars followers are determined for a profitable group, and so they’re hoping Lawrence can provide them one. They’ve already proven Lawrence how excited they’re about him in one other manner, and the previous Clemson star returned the favor in superior trend.