For the primary time in three years, Tom Brady isn’t the top-selling participant within the Nationwide Soccer League.
Kansas Metropolis Chiefs quarterback and Tremendous Bowl Most Priceless Participant Patrick Mahomes bumped the 42-year-old Brady from the highest spot this previous season, cementing his standing because the face of soccer, Sportico has realized.
Brady, a six-time Tremendous Bowl champion with the New England Patriots who joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a free agent, is second on the NFL Gamers’ Affiliation’s official record of top-selling gamers from March of final 12 months by way of February. He has made a document 18 straight appearances within the high three for the reason that NFLPA launched the record in 2014.
The record contains gross sales of all formally licensed player-identified merchandise, together with jerseys, buying and selling playing cards, wall decals, T-shirt and bobbleheads. NFLPA licensees generated their sixth consecutive 12 months of document gross sales, topping $1.9 billion.
The record contains merchandise offered from on-line and conventional shops, together with Nike – the NFL’s official jersey provider — and Fanatics.
Mahomes’s reputation surged final season, culminating with a Tremendous Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
Rounding out the highest 5 are Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, who skyrocketed from No. 41 heading into the season; Dallas Cowboys working again Ezekiel Elliott and Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield.
Chicago Bears linebacker Khalil Mack was the highest-ranked defensive participant at No. 8, whereas defensive finish Nick Bosa of the 49ers was the top-selling rookie at No. 16.
Scott Soshnick is the editor-in-chief of Sportico, Penske Media’s new sports activities enterprise platform.