Matthew Stafford, Golden Tate among top NFL merchandise sales

Matthew Stafford, Golden Tate among top NFL merchandise sales
Posted at 9:23 AM, Aug 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-02 09:38:14-04

Detroit Lions Quarterback Matthew Stafford and Wide Receiver Golden Tate are among the top 50 NFL Merchandise sales, the NFL Players Association Announced.

The NFLPA releases quarterly sales lists for players, and this list is between March 1 and May 31, 2017. Stafford ranks 15th while Tate ranks 33rd.

The list takes into account sales from online and tradition retail outlets from more than 80 NFLPA licensees, the NFLPA said.

New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady ranks No. 1, followed by Ezekiel Elliott, Dak Prescott, Marshawn Lynch and Russell Wilson.

Other players with Michigan ties on the list include Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown at No. 9, Le'Veon Bell at No. 30 and Kirk Cousins at No. 48.

Brown attended Central Michigan while Bell and Cousins went to Michigan State.

Colin Kaepernick comes in at 39th on the list despite not actually being on an NFL team. The former San Francisco Giants quarterback made waves when he kneeled for the National Anthem during the 2016 season.