Seahawks’ Wilson Tops Peyton Manning on NFL Players Sales ListScott Soshnick
Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks retained the No. 1 ranking on the NFL Players Inc. sales list for fiscal 2015, topping Peyton Manning and other quarterbacks.
Trailing Denver’s Manning are New England’s Tom Brady, San Francisco’s Colin Kaepernick and Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers. Dallas wide receiver Dez Bryant, at No. 6, is the first non-quarterback on the list.
Rounding out the top 10 are Seattle’s Richard Sherman, Houston’s J.J. Watt, Seattle’s Marshawn Lynch and Cleveland’s Johnny Manziel, who last week was released from a rehabilitation program. Manziel broke into the top 10 even though he started just two games for the Browns as a rookie.
The list is based on total sales of all officially licensed products from online and traditional retail outlets.
NFL Players Inc., the licensing arm of the players union, generated more than $1.4 billion in retail sales during the year.