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3 Texans make Top 50 in jersey sales

J.J. Watt's name sold more NFL merchandise than any other defensive player in the league. Upon hearing the news, Watt tweeted:

I am extremely grateful anytime someone makes the decision to spend their hard-earned money on my jersey. I can't thank you enough for that. — JJ Watt (@JJWatt) April 29, 2014

Two other teammates joined Watt on the latest NFL Players Inc. (NFLPI) Top 50 Player Sales list, measuring total overall sales by more than 70 licensees from online and traditional outlets. Watt, who ranks 11th, is joined by teammates Arian Foster (#19), and Andre Johnson (#38).

The top 10 consists of nine quarterbacks, including six Super Bowl champions: Russell Wilson, Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Eli Manning, and Drew Brees.

The NFLPI Top 50 Player Sales list, released quarterly, is based on total overall sales from March 1, 2013 through February 28, 2014. The NFLPI is a the marketing and licensing arm of the NFL Players Association.

Here's the complete NFLPI Top 50 Player Sales Rankings:

  1. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
  2. Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
  3. Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers
  4. Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins
  5. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
  6. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
  7. Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks
  8. Eli Manning, New York Giants
  9. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts
  10. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
  11. J.J. Watt, Houston Texans
  12. Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks
  13. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
  14. Clay Matthews, Green Bay Packers
  15. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys
  16. Patrick Willis, San Francisco 49ers
  17. Troy Polamalu, Pittsburgh Steelers
  18. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
  19. Arian Foster, Houston Texans
  20. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions
  21. Victor Cruz, New York Giants
  22. Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys
  23. Wes Welker, Denver Broncos
  24. Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins
  25. LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles
  26. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
  27. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
  28. Ray Rice, Baltimore Ravens
  29. DeMarcus Ware, Dallas Cowboys
  30. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
  31. Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears
  32. Frank Gore, San Francisco 49ers
  33. Darren McFadden, Oakland Raiders
  34. Miles Austin, Dallas Cowboys
  35. Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens
  36. Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears
  37. Trent Richardson, Indianapolis Colts
  38. Andre Johnson, Houston Texans
  39. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
  40. Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs
  41. Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints
  42. Vernon Davis, San Francisco 49ers
  43. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers
  44. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
  45. Von Miller, Denver Broncos
  46. Eric Decker, Denver Broncos
  47. Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers
  48. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
  49. Matt Forte, Chicago Bears
  50. Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers
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