This NFL Quarterback Led Retail Sales Ahead of the 2021 NFL Season

Published 07/31/2021, 3:02 PM EDT


The 2021 NFL season is almost upon us. With players gearing up for what should be another fascinating season of gridiron football, fans too are joining in on the hype.

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Buying gear of their favorites teams and athletes, fans can’t wait to show their support for their footballing idols. And as per a finding by PFT, there’s a clear fan favorite.

Providing the sales figures of online and retail outlets, the list is a compilation of the athletes with the highest retail sales ahead of the 2021 NFL season. The list has compiled between March 31 to May 31 has some names you’d expect and some surprising exclusions as well.

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Tom Brady once again comes out on top of the NFL pyramid

The NFL player claiming the #1 spot is undoubtedly the GOAT, Tom Brady. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers superstar led his franchise to their second-ever Super Bowl win and in turn claimed his record-setting seventh Super Bowl ring.

Jan 3, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts after they score a touchdown during the first quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

But not far behind him was last season’s Super Bowl runner up Patrick Mahomes. The Kansas City Chiefs QB and Brady have dominated sales dating back to October 2018 with either of the two always claiming the top spot.

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The top 10 contained three Dallas Cowboys players with Dak Prescott ranked third overall. Prescott’s high ranking can be linked to the quarterback recently signing a four year contract extension with the franchise in the offseason.

Aug 24, 2020; Frisco, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott during training camp at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas. Mandatory Credit: James D. Smith via USA TODAY Sports

The other players to feature on the top 10 list included the likes of Joe Burrow (Bengals), CeeDee Lamb (Cowboys), Justin Fields (Bears), Ezekiel Elliott, (Cowboys), Trevor Lawrence (Jaguars), Rob Gronkowski (Buccaneers) and Josh Allen (Bills) in that order.

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Lawrence was the only rookie to feature in the top 10. But one big name missing from this list is that of Aaron Rodgers. The reason for his absence from this list can be pinpointed down to his ongoing struggles with the franchise’s front office which saw him nearly retiring.

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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