Tom Brady, the quarterback for the New England Patriots, ranked No. 1 for the first time on the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA), Washington, D.C., Top 50 Player Sales List for this quarter.
The list is based on total sales of all officially licensed merchandise from March 1 through May 31, 2015.
Quarterbacks have been dominating the sales list this year, with the San Francisco 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick, the Seattle Seahawks’ Russell Wilson, the Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers and the Denver Broncos’ Peyton Manning rounding out the top five.
Additionally, defensive lineman J.J. Watt of the Huston Texans, cornerback Richard Sherman of the Seahawks, and wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. of the New York Giants came in at Nos. 6-8, respectively.
Rookie quarterbacks Marcus Mariota of the Tennessee Titans and Jameis Winston of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers round out the Top 10.
The list, which is released quarterly by NFL Players Inc., the marketing and licensing arm of the NFLPA, is based on sales from retail outlets as reported by more than 80 NFLPA licensees, such as Nike, VF Imagewear, Fanatics, Outerstuff, Fathead, McFarlane Toys, Oyo Sports and more.
The Top 25 players are listed below:
- Tom Brady, New England Patriots
- Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers
- Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
- Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
- Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
- J.J. Watt, Houston Texans
- Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks
- Odell Beckham, Jr., New York Giants
- Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans
- Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- DeMarco Murray, Philadelphia Eagles
- Jimmy Graham, Seattle Seahawks
- Joe Haden, Cleveland Browns
- Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
- LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills
- Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts
- Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers
- Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
- Clay Matthews, Green Bay Packers
- Navorro Bowman, San Francisco 49ers
- Darrelle Revis, New York Jets
- Ndamukong Suh, Miami Dolphins
- Brandon Marshall, New York Jets
- Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks
- Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
For more information and to view the entire Top 50 list, visit nflpa.com. — J.B.