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.
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- 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