Jalen Hurts, the only athlete to sell more jerseys than Lionel Messi in the United States

Lionel Messi's arrival in Major League Soccer was a major event. The Argentine world champion had a positive impact not only on a sporting level, but also on a commercial level, increasing ticket sales throughout the league.

On the other hand, at the T-shirt level, Messi led the apparel sales departments at Inter Miami. Well, all the sports fans in the United States wanted to have Messi's number “10”.

So much so that the Argentine It managed to sell nearly 700,000 shirts in the first 48 hours The shirt is sold in official Adidas stores and through its online store. A number that led him to break records in sales and marketing.

However, the pink clothes bearing the Inter Miami shield, the number “10” and Messi’s name; It was not the best-selling shirt in the United States. Well, that position is still held by Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts.

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Jalen Hurts, just 25 years old, is already a cult figure in the United States and his jerseys are selling like hotcakes. So much so that he is the only athlete to outperform Lionel Messi in this department, with the midfielder having sold more shirts than the Argentine so far this year.

Even Hurts in July of this year has already surpassed such well-known NFL stars as Aaron Rodgers, Dak Prescott and Patrick Mahomes.

The quarterback played in the Super Bowl, was a finalist for the MVP award, and signed a five-year, $255 million contract extension worth $1 million. He surpasses the $230 million mark set by Deshaun Watson in 2022 with the Cleveland Browns.

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