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Tom Brady tops NFL merchandise sales list for second straight year

Tom Brady continues to be one of the most popular — and marketable — players in the NFL, as evidenced by the New England Patriots quarterback topping the league’s merchandise sales list for the second straight year.

The NFLPA released the specifics and numbers via a statement issued Wednesday.

The NFLPA Top 50 Player Sales List is solely based on the sales of officially licensed NFL player merchandise. The list was determined by sales from March 1, 2018 through Feb. 28, 2019.​

The NFLPA passed along some interesting nuggets about Brady again being among the most popular NFL players as it relates to merchandise sales.

Brady is the only player to claim the retail crown three times. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson previously finished atop the year-end sales list twice.

This marks a record 15th appearance for Brady among the top three best-selling players since the list’s inception in 20[0]4 – and he has never ranked outside of the top nine.

Rounding out the top-five players on the list were perhaps not surprisingly quarterbacks, save for Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliot, who came in at No. 4. Elliott’s teammate, Dak Prescott, came in at No. 2 for the second straight year. Philadelphia Eagles signal-caller Carson Wentz came in at No. 2.

Rounding out the top five was Kansas City Chiefs phenom quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who shot up to No. 5 amid a captivating MVP campaign that rocketed him to superstardom.

As is the case, though, in all things NFL, Brady continues to repel any and all challenges to his dynastic reign over the league, as Mahomes himself learned the hard way.

Who can question Brady’s dominance of the merchandise game? After all, he was the NFL’s top seller when it came to cake toppers, jigsaw puzzles, youth apparel and pet jerseys. That’s a well-rounded and eclectic product résumé for any NFL player aspiring to seize the mantle from Brady in the merch game.