From jerseys to T-shirts to framed photographs, Johnny Manziel is the NFL's reigning merchandise king.?
Manziel tops the NFL Players Inc. list for officially licensed merchandise sold from March 1 through May 31. That means more Manziel items were purchased in the first 23 days after Manziel was drafted by the Browns than veteran players moved all spring.
The NFLPI's sales list includes items like Nike jerseys and T-shirts sold online and in traditional sporting goods stores, and memorabilia like Fatheads or figurines sold through 70 licensed companies.
The NFL announced Monday that Manziel continues to have the NFL's best-selling jersey.But the NFLPI list further shows just how far strong Manziel's brand already is in the NFL. There are five Manziel-specific T-shirt designs available through Nike (including a women's design with the words My MANziel), and a variety others through licensed dealers that show Manziel making his signature money hand gesture while wearing his Browns uniform.
Joining Manziel among the top sellers are Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson, followed by San Francisco quarterback Kaeperick, Denver quarterback Peyton Manning and Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman. Other rookies on the list of Top 50 players include Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney at No. 12, Jacksonville quarterback Blake Bortles at No. 40 and St. Louis Rams defensive end Michael Sam at No. 41.
1. Johnny Manziel*, Cleveland Browns
2. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
3. Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers
4. Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks
5. Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
6. J.J. Watt, Houston Texans
7. Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks
8. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
9. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
10. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers?