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Tom Brady is No. 1 in NFL merchandise sales

Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots

Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots reacts on the sideline in the second half of the 2015 AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts at Gillette Stadium on Jan. 18, 2015 in Foxboro, Mass. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Al Bello

The DeflateGate scandal has not hurt Tom Brady's selling power.

The Patriots quarterback is the retail champion on the NFL Players Association's top 50 player sales list.

According to the NFLPA, the list is based on total sales of all officially licensed merchandise from March 1 through May 31. The list is released quarterly by NFL Players Inc.

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had been No. 1 in the last quarterly rankings, with Brady finishing third.

Brady's No. 1 ranking was powered by him outselling all players in Oyo Sports mini-figures, Forever Collectibles bobbleheads, Fatheads and Lids custom player headwear.

Brady ranked second in Nike jersey sales behind 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Brady also finished second in women's apparel, trailing Kaepernick.

The complete top 10 in total sales:

1. Patriots QB Tom Brady

2. 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick

3. Seahawks QB Wilson

4. Packers QB Aaron Rodgers

5. Broncos QB Peyton Manning

6. Texans DE J.J. Watt

7. Seahawks CB Richard Sherman

8. Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr.

9. Titans rookie QB Marcus Mariota

10. Buccaneers rookie QB Jameis Winston.

The only other New York players who appear in the top 50 are Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis (No. 21) and new Jets receiver Brandon Marshall (No. 23).

Eagles backup quarterback Tim Tebow, who has not played in the NFL since 2012, is 31st on the list.

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