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Are you ready for some FOOTBALL? We bet you’re wearing one of these jerseys

Summer may be just around the corner, but it’s never too early to talk about NFL FOOTBALL.

True football fans live and breathe their favorite players and teams 24/7.  And, as we all know, some teams are better than others when it comes to who’s winning the popularity game.

Slow Getting Up: A Story of NFL Survival from the Bottom of the Pile
Slow Getting Up: A Story of NFL Survival from the Bottom of the Pile

The NFL players get a cut of merchandise sales for every item with their name on it.  Some of the product categories that the NFL Players Association licenses include:

  • game jerseys and t-shirts
  • player murals
  • figurines
  • photos
  • bobbleheads
  • drinkware
  • jewelry
  • electronic device accessories
  • games

We already know that there are a ton of Seattle Seahawks on the top merchandising list, in part because of their rabid fanbase as well as the result of their Super Bowl win.

But why don’t we take a look at who the TOP NFL FOOTBALL PLAYERS are in SALES RANKINGS for the past year.  In other words, which player is selling the most merchandise?

  1. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
  2. Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
  3. Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers
  4. Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins
  5. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
  6. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
  7. Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks
  8. Eli Manning, New York Giants
  9. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts
  10. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
  11. J.J. Watt, Houston Texans
  12. Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks
  13. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
  14. Clay Matthews, Green Bay Packers
  15. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys
  16. Patrick Willis, San Francisco 49ers
  17. Troy Polamalu, Pittsburgh Steelers
  18. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
  19. Arian Foster, Houston Texans
  20. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions
  21. Victor Cruz, New York Giants
  22. Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys
  23. Wes Welker, Denver Broncos
  24. Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins
  25. LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles
  26. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
  27. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
  28. Ray Rice, Baltimore Ravens
  29. DeMarcus Ware, Dallas Cowboys
  30. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
  31. Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears
  32. Frank Gore, San Francisco 49ers
  33. Darren McFadden, Oakland Raiders
  34. Miles Austin, Dallas Cowboys
  35. Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens
  36. Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears
  37. Trent Richardson, Indianapolis Colts
  38. Andre Johnson, Houston Texans
  39. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
  40. Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs
  41. Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints
  42. Vernon Davis, San Francisco 49ers
  43. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers
  44. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
  45. Von Miller, Denver Broncos
  46. Eric Decker, Denver Broncos
  47. Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers
  48. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
  49. Matt Forte, Chicago Bears
  50. Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers

Is your favorite player on this list?  If not – then go out and buy some stuff with their name on it!  Help the kid out!