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Packers' Aaron Rodgers Continues To Lead NFL Jersey Sales, Tebow Falls

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers
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Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers continued to lead all NFL players in jersey sales in a new list released by the NFL on Wednesday.

The list, which is based on sales on NFLShop.com, had the Packers quarterback on top, followed by Tom Brady and Mike Vick.

Defensive players took the next two slots. Steelers safety Troy Polamalu, who finished first at the end of the regular season last year, came it in fourth, while Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews was at fifth.

After Saints quarterback Drew Brees at No. 6, three Dallas Cowboys players helped round out the top ten — Tony Romo (7), Miles Austin (8) and Jason Witten (10). Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson came in 9th place.

Lack of seeing playing time hurt two notable players. In the offseason, Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow was in the top 10 of jersey sales at No. 10. As Tebow hasn't played, he has slipped dramatically. He fell on Wednesday's list, based on sales from April 1 to Sept. 30, to No. 24. Peyton Manning, who hasn't taken a snap for the Colts this year, fell from 9th to 13th.

Other players that saw a notable dropoff were Pittsburgh Steelers. Ben Roethlisberger, Rashard Mendenhall and Mike Wallace were in the Top 25 in the offseason, but didn't make the list this year. Hines Ward dropped from No. 8 to No. 25. Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan, who was at No. 24 in the offseason, also dropped off the list.

There's only one rookie who made it into the top 25 in league jersey sales — No. 1 draft pick Cam Newton, who at 16 sold more jerseys than Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers.

New names to the list also include Raiders running back Darren McFadden and defensive end Ndamukong Suh, the only player on the 4-0 Lions on the list.

Top Selling Jersey List, NFLShop.com, April 1-Sept. 30, 2011

  1. Aaron Rodgers, Packers
  2. Tom Brady, Patriots
  3. Mike Vick, Eagles
  4. Troy Polamalu, Steelers
  5. Clay Matthews, Packers
  6. Drew Brees, Saints
  7. Tony Romo, Cowboys
  8. Miles Austin, Cowboys
  9. DeSean Jackson, Eagles
  10. Jason Witten, Cowboys
  11. Mark Sanchez, Jets
  12. Dez Bryant, Cowboys
  13. Peyton Manning, Colts
  14. Brian Urlacher, Bears
  15. Eli Manning, Giants
  16. Cam Newton, Panthers
  17. Darren McFadden, Raiders
  18. Ndamukong Suh, Lions
  19. Philip Rivers, Chargers
  20. Darrelle Revis, Jets
  21. Ray Lewis, Ravens
  22. Adrian Peterson, Vikings
  23. DeMarcus Ware, Cowboys
  24. Tim Tebow, Broncos
  25. Hines Ward, Steelers

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