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Tom Brady once again leads NFL in player sales


All hail Tom Brady, the most quantifiably marketable player in the NFL.

According to the NFLPA's year-end sales list, which combines "overall sales of all licensed products from online and traditional retail outlets," the Patriots quarterback has reclaimed the top spot in all its commercial glory.

The latest numbers, which tracked sales between December 1, 2015-February 29, 2016 showed us a few interesting trends. Via our friends at NFLPA Inc., the most popular football players for kids toys and gear are Tom Brady, Cam Newton, Odell Beckham Jr., Luke Kuechly and Rob Gronkowski.


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Peyton Manning still has the bestselling jersey through Nike, with Cam Newton and Von Miller coming in behind him.

And don't worry about Colin Kaepernick, he's doing just fine, too. The 49ers quarterback takes the title for "top seller for player-identified caps from New Era and Lids."

Without further ado, here is the complete list:

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

Some final observations: Jarryd Hayne is holding on strong. Makes us think about a crossover 49ers/Parramatta Eels jersey and what that might look like. ... It seems like young jersey buyers are playing the long game and sticking with names that might be around for a while, which is encouraging (this coming from a man who almost bought a Lee Suggs jersey). ... Khalil Mack seems like the ultimate buy-low candidate here right?. ... Von Miller surged onto the list for the first time since the NFLPA began tracking the stuff.


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