Colin Kaepernick’s decision to protest the national anthem by either sitting on the bench or taking a knee has drawn heated debate on both sides of the issue.
It’s also made Kaepernick more popular than ever. His jersey sales at both the NFL and 49ers online shops are quite impressive.
It appears Kaepernick currently possesses the No. 5 highest overall jersey on NFL.com and technically the third-highest player, behind only Cowboys rookie Ezekiel Elliott and Giants wideout Odell Beckham.
New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez jerseys became a premium after he was arrested for murder, reaching twice their original value.
As for Kaepernick, his sales are not bad for a backup quarterback on a mediocre team.