For the first time in three years, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady no longer reigns supreme on the NFL Players Association’s Top 50 Player Sales list. That title now belongs to Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes, quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Per the release, the NFLPA’s Top 50 Player Sales list, which records sales of all officially licensed NFL player-branded products, uses the most-updated, comprehensive amounts currently available. These are only comprised of verified rankings of all officially licensed NFL player-identified product sold from online and traditional retail stores as reported by more than 80 NFLPA licensees.
The licensed apparel categories include men’s, women’s and youth player jerseys, t-shirts, hoodies, backpacks, wall decals, pennants, collectible figurines, photos, bobbleheads, plush, drinkware, pet products, and so much more more. For the sixth consecutive year, NFLPA licensees generated record retail sales, exceeding $1.9 billion during the past calendar year.
Interested in seeing where Brady stands? Check out the full, top-10 list below:
- Patrick Mahomes, QB, Kansas City Chiefs
- Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots*
- Lamar Jackson, QB, Baltimore Ravens
- Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Dallas Cowboys
- Baker Mayfield, QB, Cleveland Browns
- Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers
- Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Cleveland Browns
- Khalil Mack, LB, Chicago Bears
- Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, San Francisco 49ers
- George Kittle, TE, San Francisco 49ers
(* – teams reflected are the teams for product sales period)
Kelce Cracks Jokes About Mahomes Extension
Mahomes’ teammate, tight end Travis Kelce, is well aware of his looming contract extension, where the Texas Tech product could become the highest-paid quarterback in league history. When asked earlier this week how much he thinks Mahomes will take home annually, the 30-year-old gave an estimate that might appear high, but makes sense considering Mahomes’ impact in his short, but already successful tenure at Arrowhead Stadium.
“I think he’s going 50 a year,” Kelce joked to host Dan Patrick Monday morning. “I think he’s going to make $50 million per year on the field — worth every penny of it.”
In his address to reporters on Thursday, Chiefs general manager Brett Veach said his intention was to make Mahomes a Chief for the entirety of his professional career. Along with defensive tackle Chris Jones’ new deal, looks like Kansas City’s front office have their plates full even after next week’s NFL Draft.
Mahomes Featured on ‘Jeopardy!’ Puzzle
It’s clear Mahomes’ reach extends past football, since the Oakley ambassador was also featured on a recent episode of popular game show “Jeopardy!” Check out the riddle below:
Mahomes was in fact this year’s MVP, but former Chiefs running back Marcus Allen was actually the youngest player to win the Super Bowl MVP award in league history, doing so as a member of the then-Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XVIII. Nonetheless, Mahomes does have the distinction of being the youngest in NFL history to win the league MVP award and a Super Bowl MVP award, a feat he accomplished in consecutive seasons.