Oct 27, 2016
Dez Bryant continues to hold the top spot on the NFLPA (National Football League Players Association)Top 50 Player Sales List, based on total sales of all officially-licensed merchandise this year, from March 1 through Aug. 31. The Dallas Cowboys wide is the first non-quarterback to attain the top spot on the list.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who was the top-ranked player at the end last year, returned to the top five, in the No. 2 spot, along with quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers at No. 3, and Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks at No. 4. Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. of the New York Giants rounded out the top five.
While the Cowboys placed three players in the top 10–and four overall–the Seattle Seahawks placed five players in the Top 50 list for the second straight quarter. Green Bay had four players ranked as well, while the Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers each had three players represented. Nine other teams were represented by two players on the list.
In total, 17 quarterbacks found themselves ranked in the top 50. Wide receivers were represented by 15 players, and nine defensive players also made the list. Click here for the complete list.