Dez Bryant Tops NFL Top 50 Player Sales List
Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant tops the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) Top 50 Player Sales list.
Bryant becomes the first non-quarterback to lead the way in merchandise sales.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who was ranked first last year, falls to the second position this year, followed by quarterback Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers, quarterback Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks, and receiver Odell Beckham Jr. of the New York Giants to round out the top five.rounded out the top five.
The list is based on total sales of officially licensed NFL player merchandise, tracking year-end results from March 1, 2016 through February 28, 2017.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is 31st on the list, with Beckham, and another former LSU receiver, Jarvis Landry of the Miami Dolphins, at #5 and #42, respectively.
Newly signed Saints running back Adrian Peterson, who played for the Minnesota Vikings last season, checks in at #46.
Quarterbacks led the way, with 17 on the list, followed by receivers, who were named 15 times.
Nine defensive players were ranked.
View the complete list, from the NFLPA, below:
Top 50 Player Sales Report YTD (June 1 – August 31, 2016)
1. Dez Bryant, WR, Dallas Cowboys
2. Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots
3. Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers
4. Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks
5. Odell Beckham, WR, New York Giants
6. Tony Romo, QB, Dallas Cowboys
7. Rob Gronkowski, TE, New England Patriots
8. Cam Newton, QB, Carolina Panthers
9. J.J. Watt, DE, Houston Texans
10. Jason Witten, TE, Dallas Cowboys
11. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Dallas Cowboys
12. Antonio Brown, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers
13. Von Miller, LB, Denver Broncos
14. Derek Carr, QB, Oakland Raiders
15. Todd Gurley, RB, Los Angeles Rams
16. Luke Kuechly, LB, Carolina Panthers
17. Amari Cooper, WR, Oakland Raiders
18. Khalil Mack, LB, Oakland Raiders
19. Richard Sherman, DB, Seattle Seahawks
20. Clay Matthews, LB, Green Bay Packers
21. Carson Wentz, QB, Philadelphia Eagles
22. Jordy Nelson, WR, Green Bay Packers
23. Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Minnesota Vikings
24. Marcus Mariota, QB, Tennessee Titans
25. Le’Veon Bell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers
26. Andrew Luck, QB, Indianapolis Colts
27. Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers
28. Navorro Bowman, LB, San Francisco 49ers
29. Julian Edelman, WR, New England Patriots
30. Jared Goff, QB, Los Angeles Rams
31. DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Houston Texans
32. Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Arizona Cardinals
33. Jameis Winston, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
34. Eli Manning, QB, New York Giants
35. Demaryius Thomas, WR, Denver Broncos
36. Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints
37. Julio Jones, WR, Atlanta Falcons
38. Alshon Jeffery, WR, Chicago Bears
39. Jimmy Graham, TE, Seattle Seahawks
40. A.J. Green, WR, Cincinnati Bengals
41. Carlos Hyde, RB, San Francisco 49ers
42. Eddie Lacy, RB, Green Bay Packers
43. Jarvis Landry, WR, Miami Dolphins
44. Brandon Marshall, WR, New York Jets
45. Kirk Cousins, QB, Washington Redskins
46. Adrian Peterson, RB, Minnesota Vikings
47. Joe Haden, DB, Cleveland Browns
48. Tyler Lockett, WR, Seattle Seahawks
49. Kam Chancellor, SS, Seattle Seahawks
50. Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami Dolphins