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Colin Kaepernick Ranks Second on NFL Merchandise Sales List

The San Francisco 49ers quarterback finished second on the NFLPA's Top 50 Player Sales List dating from March 1 to May 31 of 2015. Kaepernick led the league in women's merchandise sales.In total, four members of the 49ers cracked the top-50 merchandise list. Patrick Willis, who retired this offseason, ranked 39th on the list.BUY 49ERS JERSEYSNew England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady ranked No. 1 for the first time on the NFLPA Top 50 Player Sales List. The list is based on total sales of all officially licensed merchandise from March 1 through May 31, 2015. The Super Bowl XLIX champion unseated Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks, who topped all players in sales on the NFLPA's year-end report that saw Brady finish in third place. 

Quarterbacks led the way during the first quarter, which is historically the lowest quarter in terms of sales volume for licensees. Brady, Kaepernick, Wilson, the Green Bay Packers Aaron Rodgers and the Denver Broncos Peyton Manning held the top-five spots.

The list, released quarterly by NFL Players Inc., the marketing and licensing arm of the NFLPA, is based on overall sales of all licensed products from online and traditional retail outlets as reported by more than 80 NFLPA licensees.

*Additional notes:                                            *

  • Brady outsold all players in Oyo Sports mini-figures, Forever Collectibles bobbleheads (followed by teammate Rob Gronkowski), Fatheads and Lids custom player headwear.
  • Kaepernick and Brady ranked first and second, respectively, in Nike jerseys.

-Wilson was most popular among kids in hardlines and apparel – followed by Rodgers, Watt, Manning and Kaepernick – which includes licensees Bleacher Creatures, Outerstuff and Oyo Sports.

-In women's apparel, Kaepernick reigned supreme with Brady, Wilson, Rodgers and Watt rounding out the top five.

NFLPA Top 50 Player Sales Rankings:

1.         Tom Brady, New England Patriots  2.         Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers 

3.         Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks 

4.         Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers 

5.         Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos 

6.         J.J. Watt, Houston Texans 

7.         Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks 

8.         Odell Beckham, Jr., New York Giants 

9.         Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans 

10.       Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 

11.       DeMarco Murray, Philadelphia Eagles 

12.       Jimmy Graham, Seattle Seahawks 

13.       Joe Haden, Cleveland Browns 

14.       Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots 

15.       LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills 

16.       Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts 

17.       Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers 

18.       Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys 

19.       Clay Matthews, Green Bay Packers 

20.       NaVorro Bowman, San Francisco 49ers 

21.       Darrelle Revis, New York Jets 

22.       Ndamukong Suh, Miami Dolphins 

23.       Brandon Marshall, New York Jets 

24.       Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks 

25.       Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints 

26.       Khalil Mack, Oakland Raiders 

27.       Johnny Manziel, Cleveland Browns

28.       Earl Thomas, Seattle Seahawks 

29.       Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers 

30.       Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders 

31.       Tim Tebow, Philadelphia Eagles 

32.       Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys 

33.       Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions 

34.       Sammy Watkins, Buffalo Bills

35.       Julian Edelman, New England Patriots 

36.       Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys 

37.       Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers 

38.       Alshon Jeffery, Chicago Bears 

39.       Patrick Willis, San Francisco 49ers*

40.       Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers 

41.       Teddy Bridgewater, Minnesota Vikings 

42.       Kam Chancellor, Seattle Seahawks 

43.       Blake Bortles, Jacksonville Jaguars 

44.       Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins 

45.       Joe Thomas, Cleveland Browns 

46.       Kevin White, Chicago Bears 

47.       Eric Reid, San Francisco 49ers 

48.       Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers 

49.       Pierre Garçon, San Francisco 49ers 

50.       Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos

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