Happy Valentines Day, everyone. Today we celebrate those we love. We shower them with gifts and/or affection if we are able to do so. I could poll which of the Raiders players are the most beloved, but merchandise sales is a far better indicator of that.
As the above map shows, the most beloved/popular NFL player in the state of California in terms of merchandise sales last year was Derek Carr.
Even in his fourth NFL season, people were still steadily buying up his merchandise at a rapid rate. Sure, he had a down season, but much of these sales were living off his heroic 2016 season and the record 5-year extension he signed last offseason. With that kind of long term investment by the team, fans feel pretty good about their investment in the merchandise.
The graphic, which NFL.

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