Russell Wilson Tops List Of NFL’s Best-Selling Jerseys

by Michael Drahota | Posted on Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 | 0

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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is quickly catching up to the game’s elite as one of the finest signal callers in the NFL.

He may have a better supporting cast than most,, and the Seahawks may not be as dominant as they were during their illustrious run towards last year’s Super Bowl championship, but it looks like Wilson is receiving his due as one of the fan favorites of the game.

Wilson currently sits atop the NFL Players Inc. (NFLPI) Top 50 Players Sales List during the recent fiscal quarter from June 1 to August 31. His jersey and t-shirt sales outsold any other player on this list, taking over the top spot from Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel, who sat atop the list during the quarter directly after he was drafted in the first round this May.

Manziel is the only rookie on the list.

Wilson outsold a long list of famous quarterbacks, staring with Denver Bronco Peyton Manning at No. 2, Colin Kaepernick at No. 3, Tom Brady at No. 4, and Aaron Rodgers at No. 5. The first non-quarterback on the list, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant, occupies the No. 6 spot, while Manziel fell to No. 7 after Brian Hoyer retained his starter’s spot.

Houston defensive end J.J. Watt, who is on a torrid pace this season with three touchdowns, is the top-ranked defensive player on the list at No. 10.

Wilson looked especially sharp in Seattle’s Week 5 drubbing of the lowly Washington Redskins, but he came back down to Earth when the Seahawks were shocked by the Cowboys at home in Week 6, throwing a game-sealing interception.

Regardless, Wilson promises to keep raking in the dough in terms of merchandise sales for the 2014 season. He’ll have to hold off the surge of Bears wideout Brandon Marshall, who incredibly jumped from No. 31 all the way to No. 13 in one quarter.

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Both an avid NFL fan and analyst, I’ve been following professional football since the late 1980s. I’m also an avid fantasy football player with several league victories under my belt. Check out my NFL articles on TSM for the latest NFL news, highlights, predictions, and more.

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