Tom Brady tops merchandise sales for second consecutive year

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Tom Brady has worn a No. 12 Patriots jersey for all 19 seasons of his career, going on 20. Yet, fans don’t ever seem to get enough of Brady.

For the second consecutive year, the Patriots quarterback led the NFL in sales of officially licensed player merchandise. The National Football League Players Association released its top-50 player sales list for the 2018-19 NFL league year Wednesday.

Brady has topped the list three times since 2014, more than any other player.

The list tracks licensed NFL merchandise sales from verified retail and e-commerce sources from March 1, 2018 through February 28, 2019. Sales of jerseys, T-shirts, collectibles and more are included.

Here is a list of the top 10, per the NFLPA:

1. Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots

2. Dak Prescott, QB, Dallas Cowboys

3. Carson Wentz, QB, Philadelphia Eagles

4. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Dallas Cowboys

5. Patrick Mahomes II, QB, Kansas City Chiefs

6. Saquon Barkley, RB, New York Giants

7. Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers

8. Deshaun Watson, QB, Houston Texans

9. Khalil Mack, LB, Chicago Bears

10. Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints

31 responses to “Tom Brady tops merchandise sales for second consecutive year

  1. Dak Prescott is at #2 – that tells you all you need to know about how meaningful this list is.

  2. Tom Brady tops merchandise sales for second consecutive year

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    as usual, the opinions of most people are different from the Brady/Patriot haters that comment here.

  3. And here I thought that everyone outside of New England hates Brady, Wow. What a revelation.

  4. From what I can gather it seems like Brady has been in the top 10 in nearly every year of his career and has been #1 many times.

    He’s been a serious money maker for the NFL.

  5. His jersey will go down in NFL history as being the most valuable of all time. His rare rookie card sold for over $400K at an auction a few months ago. It will only add to the authenticity and greater importance, if he wins a 7th championship.

  6. I love me some TB12 but just like last year I can’t help but think a player who has been around for 19 years defies logic being at the top of that list. Just seems like one of the young guns should be at the top. It’s not as though Brady just burst onto the scene in the last few years. Who that would want his gear wouldn’t have picked it up at some point in the past 19 years?

  7. What’s doubly remarkable is the new jersey design came in the same year he did, so it’s been the exact same jersey. But note last spring the salty mountain of hate were (falsely) gloating Foles was leading the list, and in 2017 falsely claiming it was Dak Prescott? and Zeke Elliott in 2016? The answer being the salty media all jump on some monthly figure or a partial figure (eg just jerseys and not all merchandise).

    The 2016-2017 official figures are the most dubious – Brady was leading until December 2016 but, despite going on to win the greatest ever SB comeback, we’re told Zeke and Dak both came from behind so that by the end of Feb 2017 they both just pipped him. Yeah right.

  8. Wack Prescott?
    Guess this lists means nothing. There’s a lot of Cowboy jersey wearing people everywhere. But they don’t watch football. Its a bandwagon,colors,thing. I love in socal and Raider colors are a thing with people who dont even know the QBs name when i would challenge their team loyalty. Pathetic. Same thing is happening with Daks jersey. These “fans” dont really know how below average of a player he is. But its a Cowboys jersey so there.

  9. So what’s the deal here? Do people in New England buy new Tom Brady jerseys all the time because they like wearing them so much they wear them out, or are the New England Patriots “America’s Team”? I’m kinda thinking the latter.

  10. That’s because I bought a jersey in 03 and then bought my daughter a jersey last year. Brady is a multigenerational player who’s got a new batch of fans every year. GOAT!

  11. I don’t get the contempt for Dak Prescott. I’m not a Cowboys fan, but even I realize QB of the “them Cowboys” is the most glamorous position in football. You could put Blaine Gabbert in that lineup and he’d make top 10 in merchandise sales.

    But back to Prescott for a second– have you looked at his numbers? In a league with lots of poor QB play, he’a a guy who throws for about 3500 yds/year, completes 2/3rds of his passes, and averages nearly 25 TDs with single digit INTs. He might not be a first ballot HOFer at this point (or ever), but he’d be an upgrade for about 20+ other teams. Let’s just relax.

  12. and to everybody blasting dak prescott. his winning percentage is pretty good and he is pretty clutch at the end of games. i see dak rise to the occasion quite a bit during close games in the 4th quarter. who is your qb? if its not brady then you cant really say he is better than anyone, no matter how much you personally believe it.

  13. I’ve been a huge Patriots fan since just before the ’96 team broke my heart, but most of my life I’ve been happy buying $5.00 Adalius Thomas jerseys at the annual training camp tent sale. At 28 years old, if I buy my first Brady jersey this year, I’ll be one of those imaginary people “buying his gear after 19 years”

  14. Never understood the importance oof this particular “thing”.

    I’m a dyed-in-the-wool Packers’ fan. First game at Lambeau in 1965 at age 7. My first game was the first regular season game where the new City Stadium was called Lambeau Field.

    In all this time have never owned a jersey with another guy’s name on the back. LOTS of Packer stuff, none of it dedicated to a player.

  15. I think the Cowboys and Patriots have large fan bases, maybe the largest. It’s natural for a player on those teams to be near the top.

  16. None of this surprises me based on where I’ve traveled and where I’ve lived. The most common jerseys I’ve seen over the years have been Brady & Manning. Lived in MA, CA, FL, OH and WV. Lots of Pats fans everywhere and even those who are not fans of the team are still Brady fans and it was the same for Manning.

    For me, my only jersey reads Bruschi.

  17. marvin1958 says:
    April 24, 2019 at 7:28 pm
    Never understood the importance oof this particular “thing”.

    I’m a dyed-in-the-wool Packers’ fan. First game at Lambeau in 1965 at age 7. My first game was the first regular season game where the new City Stadium was called Lambeau Field.

    In all this time have never owned a jersey with another guy’s name on the back. LOTS of Packer stuff, none of it dedicated to a player.

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    possibly bc nobody on the packers has meant as much to their franchise as tom has meant to the patriots. plus i cant remember the name of the gb qb that has 6 titles.

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