August 15, 2018

NFL retail standings: Kaepernick leads in women’s apparel

By Matt Maiocco from
Colin Kaepernick ranks second in the NFL, behind only Tom Brady, when it comes to the retail standings, according to NFL Players Inc.

The list is based on total sales of all officially licensed merchandise from March 1 through May 31, the first quarter of the new league year.

Kaepernick ranked as the NFL’s No. 1 seller of women’s apparel. He also topped Brady in sales of Nike jerseys.

The 49ers had five players ranked among the league’s top 50 players in retail sales, including Patrick Willis at No. 39. Willis announced his retirement in March after eight seasons.

Linebacker NaVorro Bowman was No. 20; safety Eric Reid was 47; and running back Carlos Hyde made his way onto the list at No. 49.

The list, released quarterly the marketing and licensing arm of the NFL Players Association, is based on sales of licensed products as reported by more than 80 NFLPA licensees such as Nike, VF Imagewear, Fanatics, Outerstuff, Fathead, McFarlane Toys, Oyo Sports, Bleacher Creatures, FBF Originals, Forever Collectibles, FanPrint and Photo File.

Licensed product categories include men’s, women’s and youth jerseys and T-shirts, player murals, figurines, photos, bobbleheads, drinkware, socks, jewelry, and electronic device accessories.

NFLPA Top 50 Player Sales Rankings
FY16 Q1 (March 1-May 31, 2015)”¬
1. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
2. Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers
3. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
4. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
5. Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
6. J.J. Watt, Houston Texans
7. Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks
8. Odell Beckham, Jr., New York Giants
9. Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans
10. Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
11. DeMarco Murray, Philadelphia Eagles
12. Jimmy Graham, Seattle Seahawks
13. Joe Haden, Cleveland Browns
14. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
15. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills
16. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts
17. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers
18. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
19. Clay Matthews, Green Bay Packers
20. Navorro Bowman, San Francisco 49ers
21. Darrelle Revis, New York Jets
22. Ndamukong Suh, Miami Dolphins
23. Brandon Marshall, New York Jets
24. Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks
25. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
26. Khalil Mack, Oakland Raiders
27. Johnny Manziel, Cleveland Browns
28. Earl Thomas, Seattle Seahawks
29. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers
30. Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders
31. Tim Tebow, Philadelphia Eagles
32. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys
33. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions
34. Sammy Watkins, Buffalo Bills
35. Julian Edelman, New England Patriots
36. Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys
37. Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers
38. Alshon Jeffery, Chicago Bears
39. Patrick Willis, San Francisco 49ers*
40. Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers
41. Teddy Bridgewater, Minnesota Vikings
42. Kam Chancellor, Seattle Seahawks
43. Blake Bortles, Jacksonville Jaguars
44. Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins
45. Joe Thomas, Cleveland Browns
46. Kevin White, Chicago Bears
47. Eric Reid, San Francisco 49ers
48. Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers
49. Carlos Hyde, San Francisco 49ers
50. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
*Retired March 10

Matt is the 49ers Insider for Follow him @MaioccoCSN


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