Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has topped the NFLPI’s player sales list, according to the NFL’s Players Association.
Super Bowl champion Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks finished the NFL Players Inc. (NFLPI) fiscal year ranked #1 on the Top 50 Player Sales list, based on total overall sales from March 1, 2013, through February 28, 2014. Wilson jumped 18 spots from #19 in FY13 to claim the top position from the Denver Broncos’ Peyton Manning, who maintained his retail sales power and is ranked second. NFLPI licensees generated retail sales exceeding $1 billion during the year.
It certainly helps that the Seahawks won the Super Bowl and they have one of the strongest fan bases in the league.