Minnesota Vikings wide reciever Adam Thielen is having his best week ever and it continues to look up. Kent Erdahl of KARE 11 states that after Thielen’s fantastic performance versus the Los Angeles Rams, and increased national attention, his jersey sales have jumped 300 percent.
Yes, you read that right: 300 percent. The online retailer Fanatics (they operate the NFL’s official website) says that Thielen is now in the top four of jersey sales. Last week he was number eight, hence the 300 percent increase.
Local stores are also having a hard time keeping up with the increased demand for Thielen’s jerseys. Scheel’s Sporting Goods in Mankato had to special order jerseys for a signing that Thielen did two years ago. But now Brandon Sheels, store leader says he can barely keep them in stock. “Adam is our number one jersey seller this month. Number one of all the product we sell actually. The better he performs, the better the product sells. We're completely sold out of (kids) jerseys, so the only thing we have in stock right now is the Adam Thielen T-shirts.”
Thielen’s Cinderella story is one of the best in the NFL right now. With six more regular season games left and talk of Minnesota going into the postseason, expect Thielen’s on the field and jersey numbers continue to rise.