Tom Brady tops licensed NFL sales from 2015

Tom Brady didn’t make the Super Bowl, but he was still the most popular player when it came to licensed sales tracked by the NFL Players Association.

Tom Brady is back on top when it comes to NFL player sales from March 1, 2015 through Feb. 29, 2016. Brady led in the first quarter of the fiscal year tracked, but Russell Wilson led in the second and third quarters before Brady overtook him again in Q4.

Quarterbacks dominated the top-50 list in sales.

Brady, Peyton Manning, Wilson and Aaron Rodgers took the top four spots in sales, respectively, followed by wide receivers Dez Bryant and Odell Beckham Jr.., with QB Cam Newton rounding out the top seven.

The list is released quarterly by the NFLPA based on sales of all licensed products from more than 80 licensed sellers online and in traditional retail outlets.

Brady, Newton, Beckham Jr., LB Luke Kuechly and TE Rob Gronkowski are among the most popular players when it comes to kids’ toys and apparel – including Bleacher Creatures and Outerstuff.

Super Bowl MVP Von Miller joined the top-50 list for the first time since the NFLPA began compiling data on total sales in 2013, thanks in large part to big sales from kids’ jerseys from Outerstuff.

Manning had the best-selling jersey through Nike, followed by Newton, Miller, Brady and Gronkowski.

Being in the Super Bowl obviously helps. Five Super Bowl participants – Manning (No. 2), Newton (No. 7), Kuechly (No. 11), Miller (No. 24) and TE Greg Olsen (No. 48) – had the top sales of jerseys sold through Fanatics.

Newton was tops in sales of customized player jerseys by Fanatics; the quarterback also led in drinkware sales from Boelter Brands and Tervis.

The Seahawks are the team with the most players ranked among the top 50, including Wilson (No. 3), Richard Sherman (No. 14), Marshawn Lynch (No. 15), Jimmy Graham (No. 22), Kam Chancellor (No. 40) and Earl Thomas (No. 50).

NFLPA Top 50 Player Sales

1. Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots

2. Peyton Manning, QB, Denver Broncos

3. Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks

4. Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers

5. Dez Bryant, WR, Dallas Cowboys

6. Odell Beckham Jr., WR, New York Giants

7. Cam Newton, QB, Carolina Panthers

8. Rob Gronkowski, TE, New England Patriots

9. J.J. Watt, DE, Houston Texans

10. Jason Witten, TE, Dallas Cowboys

11. Luke Kuechly, LB, Carolina Panthers

12. Tony Romo, QB, Dallas Cowboys

13. Colin Kaepernick, QB, San Francisco 49ers

14. Richard Sherman, DB, Seattle Seahawks

15. Marshawn Lynch, RB, Seattle Seahawks

16. Marcus Mariota, QB, Tennessee Titans

17. Antonio Brown, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers

18. Clay Matthews, LB, Green Bay Packers

19. Andrew Luck, QB, Indianapolis Colts

20. Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints

21. DeMarco Murray, RB, Philadelphia Eagles

22. Jimmy Graham, TE, Seattle Seahawks

23. Julian Edelman, WR, New England Patriots

24. Von Miller, LB, Denver Broncos

25. Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Minnesota Vikings

26. Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Arizona Cardinals

27. Jordy Nelson, WR, Green Bay Packers

28. Calvin Johnson, WR, Detroit Lions

29. Derek Carr, QB, Oakland Raiders

30. Jameis Winston, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

31. Amari Cooper, WR, Oakland Raiders

32. Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers

33. Le’Veon Bell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers

34. Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami Dolphins

35. Eli Manning, QB, New York Giants

36. A.J. Green, WR, Cincinnati Bengals

37. Demaryius Thomas, WR, Denver Broncos

38. Matt Forte, RB, Chicago Bears

39. Eddie Lacy, RB, Green Bay Packers

40. Kam Chancellor, SS, Seattle Seahawks

41. Joe Haden, DB, Cleveland Browns

42. Khalil Mack, LB, Oakland Raiders

43. Jarryd Hayne, RB, San Francisco 49ers

44. Jamaal Charles, RB, Kansas City Chiefs

45. Darrelle Revis, DB, New York Jets

46. Philip Rivers, QB, San Diego Chargers

47. Sammy Watkins, WR, Buffalo Bills

48. Greg Olsen, TE, Carolina Panthers

49. LeSean McCoy, RB, Buffalo Bills

50. Earl Thomas, DB, Seattle Seahawks

*Team listed indicates player’s team during the 2015 season


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