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The Los Angeles Chargers had no players in the top-50 of NFL jersey sales this past year (March 1, 2016 – Feb. 28, 2017), per the NFLPA.
Given the Chargers won just five games last season and likely alienated a good portion of their fanbase by moving to L.A., the news won’t surprise many.
The Bolts have a boatload of talent on the roster, including a still impactful quarterback Philip Rivers and reigning rookie defensive player of the year in defensive end Joey Bosa.
Look for Bosa to land on the list after showing fans in the City of Angels what he can do on a football field.
In addition, former Clemson wide receiver Mike Williams should be a big help to Rivers in the red zone. If that new combination translates into more victories, both Williams and Bosa could crack the list next season.
After all, the quickest way to gain fans in a large market is to stack wins on Sundays.
Ryan is currently a student at the University of North Carolina. He grew up in the Bay Area and has had Raiders season tickets his entire life fostering his love for the NFL. He has founded his own sports website, thejrreport.com and works at the Sports Desk for the Daily Tar Heel. You can follow Ryan on twitter @rytime98 if you want to discuss anything sports.