On Monday, the NFL Players Association released its player sales figures for June 1 through Aug. 31. Based on this actual data, Wilson has Sherman beat.
Wilson reclaimed the sales throne temporarily wrested away by Johnny Manziel, who set the jersey game on fire before becoming entrenched as a clipboard man in Ohio. Wilson was the top seller in both Nike game jerseys and Nike T-shirts. Translation in newspaper headline terms: Super Bowl-Winning Pro Quarterback In Pacific Northwest Is Beloved.
The top 10 list:
A few takeaways:
» Sherman just missed the top 10, finishing one spot behind Watt. Expect a social-media rant of some kind to come of this.
»Brandon Marshall's ascension to Media Darling Status appears to have lifted his profile. He jumped from No. 31 to No. 13, making him the biggest leaper in the Top 50.