Jarvis Landry seeks to be more popular than Tom Brady in Florida
With three NFL teams in Florida, Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry has plenty of competition when it comes to jerseys sales in the state. It turns out that the king of jersey sales in the Sunshine State is one of Landry’s division rivals, which doesn’t sit well with the former LSU wideout.
Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald writes that Landry was recently asked “Who was had the NFL’s best-selling jersey in Florida?” on a media conference call promoting his designer backpack.
“Hopefully me,” Landry responded.
To Landry’s disappointment, it’s Tom Brady.
“Oh no,” Landry said, per Beasley. “You know what? That’s only for another year or two. We’re emerging as an organization, we’re going to put that to rest.”
Beasley believes that if any Dolphin can dethrone Brady, it will be Landry. He notes that Landry has already eclipsed the stardom of some of his high-profile teammates such as Cameron Wake, Ndamukong Suh and Ryan Tannehill.
Landry is getting more recognition for his play on the field, at least from his peers. After a second Pro Bowl appearance, he climbed from No. 98 to No. 42 of the NFL’s top 100 players, a poll voted on by the players themselves.
“Not enough,” Landry told Beasley. “Not enough. Honestly, me personally, I play this game to be recognized as one of the best. For me, and I’m sure every player, they want to be No. 1. I’ve always approached this game that way and how I’ve worked that way. I wouldn’t settle for 42.”
As the ranking rises, so should the jersey sales. We’ll see if it’s enough to dethrone Brady in the Sunshine State.