NFL Teams With the Top Ten Most Merchandise Sales
Which NFL Teams Sell the Most Merchandise?
2015 NFL Offseason
If you’re anything like me, you’ve got more NFL t-shirts (and hats…and sweatpants…) than you can shake a stick at. In the middle of my semi-annual closet purge this week, I started wondering which teams sell the most merchandise every year. Last year’s rankings are below.
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1. Seattle Seahawks - No surprise that the 12th Man leads this list. You can’t go anywhere in Seattle without seeing gear.
2. Denver Broncos - Ever since Peyton Manning arrived in Colorado, Broncos (and Broncolts) fans have been coming out of the woodwork.
3. San Francisco 49ers - The Niners, in many people’s minds, have become the most popular team in America. Could have something to do with all those recent NFC Championship appearances, huh?
4. Dallas Cowboys - They may not be America’s Team anymore, but the ‘Boys are still getting it done from a merchandise perspective. You can’t go to an airport in this country without being bombarded.
5. New England Patriots - I can’t abide them, but they’re arguably the greatest dynasty of this generation. Need I say more?
6. Green Bay Packers - You didn’t think Packers Nation wouldn’t be on this list, did you? This small, but insanely loyal, market, buys everything from cheese hats to jerseys to scarves to prevent icicles from forming on their faces.
7. Chicago Bears - Da Bears aren’t the team they once were (it seems fair to blame Jay Cutler), but their fans are still buying merchandise like hotcakes. Could also have something to do with the fact that Chi-town is the third largest city in the country…
8. Pittsburgh Steelers - The Steel City may not be the biggest market in the league, but it does have the most championships. Pittsburgh fans love to show-off their fandom with all kinds of gear.
9. New Orleans Saints - I can’t really explain why the Saints appear on today’s list, except that maybe their fans like wearing things with their logo. Fleur de Lis are nice…
10. New York Giants - There’s no way a team from the NFL’s largest market wasn’t going to make today’s top ten (and it sure as heck wasn’t going to be the Jets), so we end with one of the league’s most storied teams.