The DeflateGate scandal may have taken some of the air out of Tom Brady's title as Super Bowl Champion in some NFL circles, but seems to have pumped up the Patriots quarterback's selling power with fans.
That's because Brady is the top earner on the NFL Players Association's top 50 player overall retail 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 Russell 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 Mariota10. Buccaneers rookie QB Jameis Winston.