Despite being in the NFL since the days of the Clinton administration, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is still selling tons of merchandise — speaking for his status as the greatest player to ever step on the gridiron and a near-mythical figure in the New England region. The 2018 sales cycle was no exception: once more, the six-time Super Bowl champion reigned supreme as the player with the most merch sold, according to the NFLPA.
And despite Brady turning 42 in August, it would not be a surprise to see this continue for quite some time: the future Hall of Famer showed no signs of slowing down in 2018, when he led the Patriots to another championship. And even though it seems as if every household in New England already possesses a jersey or the like of the man known as TB12, his popularity will continue and push sales for the NFL and the players association.
Brady is ahead of the following players when looking at the top 10:
1. QB Tom Brady, New England Patriots
2. QB Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys
3. QB Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles
4. RB Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
5. QB Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
6. RB Saquon Barkley, New York Giants
7. QB Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
8. QB Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans
9. LB Khalil Mack, Chicago Bears
10. QB Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
As can be seen, offensive players — and particularly quarterbacks — are dominating the list of sales. This is no surprise considering that a) the game is trending ever more towards offense, and b) quarterback is the most important position on the field.
Brady is not the only Patriot listed on the top-50 list released by the NFLPA, though. Tight end Rob Gronkowski, who announced his retirement in late March, comes in as the player with the 15th most merchandise sales between March 2018 and February 2019. Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman, meanwhile, finds himself in the 25th spot on the list of personalized merchandise sold.