Miami Dolphins’ new quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has demonstrated his star power by having the National Football League’s top-two selling jerseys since the NFL Draft.
The Dolphins are hoping that the former University of Alabama star will give them new relevance on and off the field after selecting him fifth overall in last month’s NFL virtual draft.
This rebuild is off to a solid start already with two of Tagovailoa’s jerseys the leading sellers on the Fanatics-run NFLShop.com, the official online store of the NFL, ahead of Tampa Bay Buccaneers’s legendary quarterback Tom Brady, who has four places in the top 10.
Also on the list are Buccaneers’ new tight end Rob Gronkowski and Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow, who was the No.1 Draft pick.
Tagovailoa will wear the No.1 jersey at the Dolphins, with his number at college, No. 13, having been retired by Dophins’ legendary Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino.
Tagovailoa also according to multiple reports has signed his rookie contract with the Dolphins, a four-year, $30.3m deal that includes all guaranteed money, a $19.8m signing bonus, and a fifth-year option.