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Tom Brady’s Bucs jersey sales surging in New England?

The arrival of Tom Brady, combined with a rollout of redesigned uniforms, has unsurprisingly created an incredible spike in merchandise sales for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. What’s perhaps most stunning about it, however, is where the largest surge of Brady’s Bucs jerseys is presently occurring.

Data compiled by gambling site using Google Trends demonstrate that states in unquestionably New England Patriots country have seen sales of Brady’s Bucs jersey surge since he officially signed with the team a few weeks back.

The top 10 states in jersey sales, as shared by NESN, follows.

  1. Rhode Island
  2. Massachusetts
  3. New Hampshire
  4. Connecticut
  5. Maine
  6. Florida
  7. Wisconsin
  8. Michigan
  9. South Carolina
  10. Colorado

The fact that five states considered to comprise the New England region of the U.S. top the list is somewhat stunning, especially considering that Florida only ranks as the sixth-highest state when it comes to Brady’s Bucs jersey sales.

That being said, Florida’s NFL loyalties are spread among three NFL teams, but even that hardly diminishes the inarguable fact that Brady continues to be a beloved figure in New England despite a stunning breakup with the Patriots that left even his most ardent backers overwhelmingly conflicted.

All told, overall sales of Brady jerseys and Bucs merchandise since the quarterback’s arrival have made Tampa Bay the top-selling NFL team on Fanatics, according to a tweet last week from NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport.

Brady hasn’t sat idly by while his jersey sales skyrocket, either, as the savvy entrepreneur is seeking to capitalize on the beginning of the second chapter of his NFL career by filing several trademark applications related to the Buccaneers, including one for “TBxTB” done late last month.