The Tampa Bay Buccaneers failed to repeat themselves as Super Bowl champions last winter, but quarterback Tom Brady found himself at the top nonetheless several categories after the campaign.
As noted Michael David Smith from Pro Football Talk, the NFL Players Association confirmed Brady tops the list of merchandise sales for players from March 2021 to the end of last February. Smith added that the data from those sales includes items such as jerseys, photos, shirts and basically anything that features a player’s name, image or likeness.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, Brady’s opponent in Super Bowl LV, was second on the list, followed by Buffalo Bills signalman Josh Allen. Joe Burrow of the Cincinnati Bengals, one of two starting quarterbacks in Super Bowl LVI, finished fourth, and New England Patriots rookie Mac Jones came in fifth, ahead of big names such as the star of Dallas Cowboys Dak Prescott (sixth) and San Francisco 49ers All-Pro tight end George Kittle (seventh).
According to Smith, NFLPA licensed retail sales for the league’s last year totaled $2.17 billion.
It was learned Wednesday that, barring a second retirement or setback, Brady is on track to become the first NFL quarterback to start games in four different countries in November. The 44-year-old could be the favorite to lead the league again in player merchandise sales by the end of February 2023.