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Newly released from his last Super Bowl title, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady leads all NFL players in sales of “Officially Licensed NFL Players’ Merchandise,” per the NFLPA.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes came in second, followed by Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow and Cowboys expander CeeDee Lamb.
Not surprisingly, 20 of the top 50 players on the list are quarterbacks.
A number of fans are also clearly excited about their incoming rookies, with Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (No.6), Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (No.8), Cowboys linebacker Micah. Parsons (No.21), Pittsburgh Steelers running fullback Najee Harris (No.24), San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance (No.26) and New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (# 42) all made the cut.
It’s no surprise that Brady and Mahomes are at the top of the list. Brady just won his seventh Super Bowl title in his 10th appearance, leading the Bucs to the top of the NFL after 20 years in New England.
While the 43-year-old is not in his prime, he was still solid for the Bucs in 2020, throwing for 4,633 yards, 40 touchdowns and 12 interceptions while completing 65.7% of his passes.
And all Mahomes has done in his short career is win the league MVP award, reach the Super Bowl twice, and take the title in the 2019 season. Another great campaign last year, with throws of 4,740 yards, 38 scores and just six interceptions, completing 66.3% of his passes.
There is a strong point to be made that Mahomes is the best player in all of football, period. And he’s only 25 years old. It’s no wonder the Chiefs locked him in the most lucrative (10-year, $ 450 million) contract extension in NFL history.