In January, Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes was slated to become the best-selling player in NFL merchandise sales for the 2019 season.
At that time, Mahomes was at the top of the NFLPA’s best-selling list from March 1 to November 30 of the 2019 season. The official report of the NFLPA, Mahomes was considered the # 1 player in merchandise sales from March 1 to February 29, 2020. The NFLPA listing tracks sales of items such as jerseys, trading cards, wall decals, T-shirts and figurines.
Mahomes’ popularity has been increasing since his 2018 MVP season. This has earned him a lot of recognition and helped him build his own brand. Last year, he became the cover athlete for “Madden NFL 20”. Then he returned to the playoffs and took the Chiefs on a magical race, taking victory after victory and thus becoming the Super Bowl MVP.
His # 15 jersey and other officially licensed NFL gear bearing the Mahomes name have been coveted because of his impact on the team and around the Kansas City community. Young players are already starting to mold their game like his and try to make impossible throws possible. He is not only the most exciting player in the NFL, but he is shaping the future of the sport.
For the past three seasons, Tom Brady had reigned in first place; now he’s ranked No.2. Even as Brady, 42, is heading for a new chapter in Tampa, people seem more excited about Mahomes and what his future has in store for them. He’s not just the face of the Chiefs franchise anymore, he’s the face of the NFL.