Four 49ers among top 50 NFL players in merchandise sales

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — On Wednesday, the NFL Players Association released its list of the top 50 players with the most merchandise sales from March through May. Four San Francisco 49ers were on the list.

Tight end George Kittle (#13), quarterback Trey Lance (#19), offensive weapon Deebo Samuel (#23) and defensive end Nick Bosa (#32) were the four to break through the listing. San Mateo native Tom Brady tops the list at No. 1.

49ers fans are showing their support for Lance, who is expected to take over as the team’s starting quarterback in 2022. Head coach Kyle Shanahan said Tuesday he will move from Jimmy Garoppolo to Lance, who the team drafted No. 3 overall in 2021.

Kittle, Samuel and Bosa are all established stars who helped the 49ers reach the NFC Championship Game last season. Samuel has established himself as one of the league’s unique talents, serving as both running back and wide receiver.

The Las Vegas Raiders were also strong on the merchandise list, with five players in the top 50. Recently acquired wide receiver Davante Adams sold the seventh-highest tackle. He was joined by running back Josh Jacobs (#29), defensive end Maxx Crosby (#30), tight end Darren Waller (#34), and quarterback Derek Carr (#49).

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After Brady, the Top 5 on the list consisted of new Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow and defending Super Bowl champions Cooper Kupp and Aaron Donald.

The listing used sales from March 1 through May 31. Merchandise includes jerseys, trading cards, photo frames and more.