Tom Brady’s iconic No. 12 New England Patriots jersey finished as the best seller in all the NFL at the conclusion of the 2018 regular season.
This might not be Tom Brady’s finest season at the helm of the Patriots’ offense, and only time will tell if New England finishes the year as the No. 1 team in the NFL by hoisting a record-tying sixth Lombardi Trophy.
No matter what happens over the next four weeks, though, at least Brady can claim supremacy in one category: jersey sales.
The 41-year-old quarterback finished atop the charts, according to the NFL’s official pro shop for merchandise sales.
Brady’s season can only be called “ho-hum” when it’s compared to some of his more spectacular outings over the years. He’s had seven full seasons with a higher final quarterback rating and nine full seasons with a lower rating. Overall, his numbers and stats are more in league with where he was early on in his career than over the past decade.
By his own admission though, Brady couldn’t care less.
“Really, I’m not a big stat guy. I’m into wins,” Brady told reporters a week ago. “There’s a lot of ways you can evaluate stats and so forth. Winning the game is what’s most important.”
It’s also no surprise to see the two jerseys that finished just behind Brady’s, in the No. 2 and No. 3 slots respectively.
Khalil Mack revitalized a moribund Chicago Bears defense after he was traded by the Oakland Raiders, helping catapult the team to the top of their division and back into the playoffs.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is a front-runner for league MVP this year after throwing for 50 touchdowns and guiding his team to the top seed in the AFC playoffs.
Rounding out the Top 5 are Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott and New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley.
Saints quarterback Drew Brees, Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield, Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, and Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster had their jerseys finish Nos. 6-10, respectively, in the final rankings as well.