Not a bad start: In just one year in the NFL, Dak Prescott has set a mark in merchandise sales that no other quarterback – even Tom Brady – could match.
The former Mississippi State quarterback ranked second – behind only his Dallas Cowboys teammate Ezekiel Elliott – in the NFL in merchandise sales, as compiled by the NFL Players Association.
Not even Super Bowl champion Brady was able to surpass Prescott in the merchandise category, which includes all apparel with a player’s identifying information (most often, though not always, jerseys).
Elliott and Prescott, who were rookies last season, went 1-2 in the rankings, underscoring the impact of the newcomers on reviving excitement for the once-mighty Cowboys. Prescott’s sudden surge from fourth-round draft pick to starting quarterback for the NFC East champions became one of the season’s most remarkable stories.
Prescott wasn’t the only former SEC star ranked prominently on the list.
New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (LSU) placed fifth and Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (Auburn) ranked 10th.
Other players from SEC schools in the top 50 overall:
12. Cowboys TE Jason Witten (Tennessee)
14. Broncos LB Von Miller (Texas A&M)
18. Rams RB Todd Gurley (Georgia)
19. Raiders WR Amari Cooper (Alabama)
20. Falcons WR Julio Jones (Alabama)
28. Giants QB Eli Manning (Ole Miss)
38. Bengals WR A.J. Green (Georgia)
42. Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry (LSU)
45. Lions QB Matthew Stafford (Georgia)
50. Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (South Carolina)
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