Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Tom Brady leads NFL players in merchandise sales; nine quarterbacks make up the top 10

At age 44, Tom Brady’s popularly in the NFL is as strong as ever. Over the past year, Brady merchandise outsold any other NFL player, according to the NFL Players Association. Brady topped the list of NFL player merchandise sold from March 1, 2021 to February 28, 2022. 

This marks the fifth time and the second straight year that Brady has led all NFL players in merchandise sales. This is also the second straight year that Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has finished second behind Brady. All told, nine of the top-10 NFL player merchandise sales leaders were quarterbacks, with the outlier being 49ers tight end George Kittle

Here’s a look at the top-15 NFL players in merchandise sales rankings 

1. Tom Brady, QB, Buccaneers

2. Patrick Mahomes, QB, Chiefs 

3. Josh Allen, QB, Bills

4. Joe Burrow, QB, Bengals 

5. Mac Jones, QB, Patriots

6. Dak Prescott, QB, Cowboys

7. George Kittle, TE, 49ers 

8. Justin Fields, QB, Bears

9. Aaron Rodgers, QB, Packers

10. Justin Herbert, QB, Chargers

11. Lamar Jackson, QB, Ravens

12. T.J. Watt, OLB, Steelers

13. CeeDee Lamb, WR, Cowboys

14. Aaron Donald, DT, Rams

15. Nick Chubb, RB, Browns 

Despite the star power at the position, Lamb is the only receiver to crack the top-15. Ja’Marr Chase, the Bengals receiver and reigning Offensive Rookie of the Year, finished No. 17 on the list. Chase was one of a record nine rookies that cracked the top-50 in jersey and merchandise sales. Jones, Fields, Chase, Steelers running back Najee Harris, Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons, Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence, Eagles wideout DeVonta Smith, 49ers quarterback Trey Lance and Jets quarterback Zach Wilson were the most popular rookies at retail.

Recently-retired quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was one of several other players who led all sales of memorabilia from Highland Mint. Brady, Burrow, Allen, Kittle and Mahomes had the most popular jersey cumulative sales. This year marked the first time that Colts running back Jonathan Taylor and 49ers receiver Deebo Samuel finished in the top-50 in jersey and merchandise sales, coming in at No. 40 and No. 43, respectively. 

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