NFL jerseys are a big business and they’ve become even bigger recently, as Nike reportedly raised the prices on two different types of NFL jerseys.
The San Diego Chargers will retire LaDainian Tomlinson’s No. 21 jersey during halftime of their game Sunday against Kansas City.
Tomlinson joins Lance Alworth (No. 19), Dan Fouts (No. 14) and Junior Seau (No. 55) as the only Chargers to be so honored. He will also be inducted into the team’s hall of fame as its 38th member.
The price of the Limited jersey moved from $135 to $150, while the price of the Elite jersey, which is the closest thing to what the players wear, moved from $250 to $395.
NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told Rovell that the league didn’t make a decision on jersey pricing and that Nike and retailers decide on the prices.
If the NFL ever decides to let its players wear jerseys made out of candy, then Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch will be ready. Thanks to Skittles, Lynch is now the owner of a custom-made jersey that you can eat.
Lynch’s lifelong love for Skittles paid off this week when the company sent him a jersey made of the rainbow-colored candies.
The best part of the jersey is that it will go perfectly with the cleats below that Lynch got fined $10,000 for wearing in 2011.
Seahawks fans might not like Lynch’s new Skittles jersey though because it’s so close to 49ers colors. In that case, you can just to what this guy’s daughter did and make a Seahawks-colored Skittles jersey.