The NFLPA has released its annual officially licensed player merchandise sales rankings, and three Pittsburgh Steelers are in the top 50.
Steelers outside linebacker TJ Watt was the 12th-highest-grossing player in the league from March 1, 2021 through February 28, 2022. He was the highest ranked among all defensive players.
Running back Najee Harris finished 22nd in the standings. Harris had the fourth most sales in the league at his position.
The third Steelers to claim a spot in the standings was recently retired quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who was 45th. It is unclear if his jersey used in his last game which is on display at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio counts towards his sales total.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady was the league’s best-selling player, while Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes and Buffalo’s Josh Allen finished second and third, respectively.
Ten of the top eleven ranked players were quarterbacks.
Rankings are determined by online and retail sales figures reported by official NFLPA licensees including Fanatics, Nike, Fathead and FOCO. There are many licensed products that count towards the leaderboard, including jerseys, trading cards, other apparel, wall decals, collectibles, and framed photos.
Rookies in the 2022 NFL Draft will soon begin entering the process. The Steelers have already ordered new quarterback Kenny Pickett’s No. 8 jerseys, and now that the rest of the rookie class has received their uniform number, they can start doing the same for the rest of the group. .