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Johnny Manziel has the top-selling jersey in the NFL

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Johnny Manziel may wear No. 2, but his jersey is No. 1 in NFL sales

Johnny Manziel has yet to take a single snap in an NFL game, but that hasn’t stopped fans from clamoring for his jersey.

Manziel, also known as “Johnny Football” -- a registered trademark -- has the bestselling jersey in the league, according to www.nflshop.com.

Manziel wears No. 2 for the Cleveland Browns.

Manziel, the former star quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner out of Texas A&M University, was taken by Cleveland with the 22nd pick in the NFL Draft in May.

Manziel’s jersey is followed in sales by Seattle Seahawks -- and Super Bowl-winning -- quarterback Russell Wilson (No. 2), San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (No. 3) and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (No. 4).

Of course, this is not the first time a college star QB entering the NFL turned out monster jersey sales.

In 2010, Tim Tebow, the Denver Broncos first-round selection, also a Heisman Trophy winner out of the University of Florida, had the bestselling jersey among NFL players before he ever took a snap in a pro game. Tebow does not currently play in the league. 

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