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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