If six Super Bowl rings and an insane net worth aren?t enough to prove New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is the ultimate NFL superstar, here?s another fun fact to solidify his elite status: He sells the most merchandise of any player at 41 years old.
According to the NFL Players Association, Brady sold the most officially licensed NFL player products and merchandise from March 1, 2018 through February 28, 2019. It is the second year in a row he?s topped the rest of the league and the third time since 2014, according to Fox Business.
Not everyone loves Tom Brady, but he should at least have your respect. The fact that a veteran who has never switched teams still owns the NFL in merchandise sales is pretty astonishing. It only adds to his legacy.
So who else made the cut? The top five, and maybe even the top 10, will surprise you.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott sits at No. 2 on the list, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is third, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is fourth and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the reigning MVP, rounds out the top five.
Meanwhile, Nos. 6-10 are New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, Chicago Bears edge rusher Khalil Mack ? the only defensive player in the top 10 ? and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees.
The likely two biggest regrets for fans were former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (No. 11) and former New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (No. 13). Both players were traded this offseason.
Here is the full list of the NFLPA top 50 player sales list.
The list total sales of NFL player merchandise like men and women?s t-shirts and youth game jerseys will obviously change next season, but for now, like always, Tom Brady is still the king.