Saquon Barkley Ranks No. 4 In NFL Merchandise Sales
Saquon Barkley hasn’t taken the field for his NFL debut yet, but he ranks No. 4 in the NFL in overall sales of officially-licensed merchandise from March 1 to May 31.
Only Nick Foles, Tom Brady, and Carson Wentz have brought in more merchandise sales than Barkley, the second overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. The former Penn State star is only topped by the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles’ two quarterbacks and the 2017 NFL MVP.
Barkley’s No. 26 jersey was the top seller in the league by a “wide margin”, according to the NFLPA. He finished second only to Brady in youth jersey sales and is one of five rookies in the top 50.
Nearly every other player in the top 50 had a huge head start over Barkley in this data set, which began nearly two months before he officially became an NFL player. The next-closest rookie to Barkley is Jets QB Sam Darnold (No. 20), the third overall selection in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Barkley has proven to be one of the NFL’s most marketable players since his arrival in New York. In addition to having the top-selling jersey in the league, he appeared in the 2018 edition of ESPN’s “Body Issue”.
The former Penn State star’s first NFL training camp kicks off on July 26, and he’ll likely make his NFL debut against the Jacksonville Jaguars on September 9.