He may still be hurting after the 23-20 home loss against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday but this should cheer Russell Wilson up.
He is the most popular player in the NFL.
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He leads the NFL in merchandise sold and he also had the top selling jersey out of all players.
The NFL players association released the figures from the second fiscal quarter (June 1st-Aug 31st) and Wilson had more official licensed merchandise sold than any other player in the league.
"Quarterback Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks stands atop the NFL Players Inc. (NFLPI) Top 50 Player Sales list for the second fiscal quarter, representing total sales of all officially licensed products June 1 – August 31, 2014. Wilson reclaimed the retail crown from Johnny Manziel of the Cleveland Browns, who topped the list at the end of the first quarter."
The Top 10 are as follows:
1. Russell Wilson, QB
2. Peyton Manning, QB
3. Colin Kaepernick, QB
4. Tom Brady, QB
5. Aaron Rodgers, QB
6. Dez Bryant, WR
7. Johnny Manziel, QB
8. Drew Brees, QB
9. Jason Witten, TE
10. JJ Watt, DE
The biggest surprises in the list are no doubt Dez Bryant and Jason Witten. The cowboys may be the most popular team in the NFL but why they are on the list in place of Tony Romo who lies at 25 is anyones guess. Romo shouldn't worry though, with the cowboys sitting at 5-1 we could be seeing him make his way into the top ten when the third fiscal quarter results are released.
Michael Sam was on the list at number two when the figures were last released however he was on the Rams roster at the time and now he is on the Cowboys practice squad. Sadly practice squad jerseys are not available to purchase.
Brandon Marshall has had the biggest jump on the list, he's down from 31 to 13, just missing out on a place in the top 10. You can view the entire list here.
Good news for Wilson yes, but in the grand scheme of things, getting his Seahawks back on track next weekend in St Louis will be his main worry. He tweeted that he is dedicated to improving on last weekend:
"I will do whatever it takes to get us back on the right track. And I know my teammates will too. #GreaterIsComing"
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