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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.

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
    1. Peyton Manning, QB, Denver Broncos
    2. Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks
    3. Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers
    4. Dez Bryant, WR, Dallas Cowboys
    5. Odell Beckham Jr., WR, New York Giants
    6. Cam Newton, QB, Carolina Panthers
    7. Rob Gronkowski, TE, New England Patriots
    8. J.J. Watt, DE, Houston Texans
    9. Jason Witten, TE, Dallas Cowboys
    10. Luke Kuechly, LB, Carolina Panthers
    11. Tony Romo, QB, Dallas Cowboys
    12. Colin Kaepernick, QB, San Francisco 49ers
    13. Richard Sherman, DB, Seattle Seahawks
    14. Marshawn Lynch, RB, Seattle Seahawks
    15. Marcus Mariota, QB, Tennessee Titans
    16. Antonio Brown, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers
    17. Clay Matthews, LB, Green Bay Packers
    18. Andrew Luck, QB, Indianapolis Colts
    19. Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints
    20. DeMarco Murray, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
    21. Jimmy Graham, TE, Seattle Seahawks
    22. Julian Edelman, WR, New England Patriots
    23. Von Miller, LB, Denver Broncos
    24. Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Minnesota Vikings
    25. Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Arizona Cardinals
    26. Jordy Nelson, WR, Green Bay Packers
    27. Calvin Johnson, WR, Detroit Lions
    28. Derek Carr, QB, Oakland Raiders
    29. Jameis Winston, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    30. Amari Cooper, WR, Oakland Raiders
    31. Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers
    32. Le'Veon Bell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers
    33. Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami Dolphins
    34. Eli Manning, QB, New York Giants
    35. A.J. Green, WR, Cincinnati Bengals
    36. Demaryius Thomas, WR, Denver Broncos
    37. Matt Forte, RB, Chicago Bears
    38. Eddie Lacy, RB, Green Bay Packers
    39. Kam Chancellor, SS, Seattle Seahawks
    40. Joe Haden, DB, Cleveland Browns
    41. Khalil Mack, LB, Oakland Raiders
    42. Jarryd Hayne, RB, San Francisco 49ers
    43. Jamaal Charles, RB, Kansas City Chiefs
    44. Darrelle Revis, DB, New York Jets
    45. Philip Rivers, QB, San Diego Chargers
    46. Sammy Watkins, WR, Buffalo Bills
    47. Greg Olsen, TE, Carolina Panthers
    48. LeSean McCoy, RB, Buffalo Bills
    49. 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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