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.
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