Following his one-year stint atop the NFL Players Association Top 50 Player sales list, former Michigan QB Tom Brady was dethroned by an alumnus of the Wolverines’ biggest rival.
The NFLPA announced Wednesday that ex-Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott has jumped to the No. 1 spot for all NFL player-identified merchandise and products. QB Dak Prescott, his teammate on the Dallas Cowboys, finished second on the list, and fellow co-worker Dez Bryant ranked fourth.
“It’s pretty humbling,” Elliott said. “When you’re a rookie, you’re just looking to put your head down, help the team, and learn the ropes.
“To accomplish this level of success off the field shows just how passionate football fans are in Dallas, Ohio, my home state of Missouri, and all around the world. And to be up there with Dak and Dez, alongside great players like Tom Brady and Odell Beckham, is very special to me.”
In his rookie campaign, Elliott rushed for a league-high 1,631 yards with 15 touchdowns. His numbers helped Dallas clinch the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs. The Cowboys lost to the Green Bay Packers in the divisional round. Elliott didn’t disappoint in his playoff debut, rushing for 125 yards and a score.