The Kansas City Chiefs continue to be popular among NFL leaders in merchandise sales.
In the latest quarterly report released by the NFLPA (March 1, 2021 to May 31, 2021), QB Chiefs Patrick Mahomes and TE Travis Kelce are among the the top 50 players in the sales of officially licensed NFL merchandise. This group of items includes gaming jerseys, T-shirts, hoodies, action figures, plush toys, socks, face covers, headbands, action figures, wall decals, shopping bags backs, pennants, photos, glasses, pet products and much more.
Mahomes came in at No.2, behind Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady on the Top 50 list. Kelce came in at No.28, which was good for the tight third end, behind Bucs’ Rob Gronkowski (No.9) and George Kittle of the San Francisco 49ers (No.14).
According to the NFLPA, Brady or Mahomes had led those quarterly rankings 12 times in a row dating back to October 2018. Mahomes was previously the NFL merchandise sales leader in 2019, but Brady overtook Mahomes last year with his move to the Bucs. . Kelce has consistently been in the top 50 in sales since the 2018 NFL season. Mahomes is said to have one of the best-selling jerseys, Funko Pop vinyl collectibles, and wall decals and cutouts.
One thing that shouldn’t come as a big surprise, no Chiefs rookie has made the NFLPA’s Rising All-Star roster this season. Only Jacksonville Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence, Chicago Bears QB Justin Fields, New York Jets QB Zach Wilson, San Francisco 49ers QB Trey Lance and Pittsburgh Steelers RB Najee Harris made the most recent top 50 list. In the absence of a first-round pick, the Chiefs will need a few stars for a rookie to make it onto this list.