They say that when you win championships, opportunities to make money off the field will be abundant. Whether it’s lucrative endorsements or the opportunity for more public appearances, the Bucs have been in front of everyone since winning Super Bowl LV.
That success has also transitioned over into the merchandising aspect of this business. The NFL Players Association has come out with a list of players that land in the top 50 of merchandise sales, with four Bucs making the cut. For clarification, as NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero has pointed out, the results of these sales are from March 1st to May 31st.
Working our way from the bottom to the top, Mike Evans makes the list coming at 33 overall. A fan favorite and the greatest receiver in franchise history, Evans topped receivers such as Justin Jefferson, Julio Jones, Stefon Diggs, Odell Beckham Jr. and Henry Ruggs III.
Next up is Devin White, who finds himself inside the top 20 with a spot at 17. He beat out notable defensive players that include J.J. Watt, Nick Bosa, Aaron Donald, Khalil Mack and T.J. Watt.
The last two Bucs on the list may not come as much of a surprise. Tight end Rob Gronkowski clocks in at number nine on the list, just making it into the top 10. Gronkowski beat out a trio of quarterbacks that included Josh Allen, Lamar Jackson and Aaron Rodgers.
The number one overall leader in player merchandise is none other than Bucs’ quarterback Tom Brady. It seems that no matter what he does, Brady wins on and off the field. Much like Super Bowl LV, Brady once again tops Patrick Mahomes, as the Chiefs’ QB comes in at No. 2 on the list.
You can see all of the players that were top 50 in merchandise sales here.