JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — All eyes are on draft night time, and Jacksonville is preparing for what it’s hoping is a brand new period for the Jaguars.
When it comes to the No. 1 choose, many followers have just one man in thoughts, and that’s Trevor Lawrence. Now, sports activities attire shops are going all-in with hopes that he’s the man to vary this franchise round.
“I couldn’t think about them taking anyone else,” Jaguars fan Chris Caric stated. “I believe he’s going to be a once-in-a-lifetime participant.”
With draft day being simply someday away, sports activities attire shops are getting ready for the push.
“The cellphone begins ringing instantly,” proprietor of Sports activities Mania, Matthew Smith, stated. “The gross sales shall be huge within the previous day, and it’ll take us 5 to seven days to get the jerseys.”
Spots Mania in Jax Seashore has already bought over 250 Lawrence-related shirts earlier than the draft and acknowledged over 400 jerseys shall be obtainable earlier than August.
“The man is wonderful, and the followers need the product, and we wish to ship what the followers need,” Smith stated.
The hype is actual, and there’s little question about it.
As Caric heads to Cleveland for the draft, he picked up some “Trevor Lawrence” gear himself in order that he might stand out and be a part of the brand new Jaguars period.
“I don’t assume there shall be an excessive amount of teal in a sea of brown and orange with all of the die-hard Browns followers in Cleveland however at all times should symbolize for the Jags,” he stated.
Sports activities Mania acknowledged the official NFL Draft Jaguars hat has been the highest vendor up to now as a result of followers wish to put on the identical cap they hope Lawrence places on come draft night time.
It additionally acknowledged when the Jags are having a successful season, gross sales are over 30% increased. It hopes it will possibly attain that quantity once more with Lawrence on the town, particularly after a tricky 12 months with COVID-19.