- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The NFL Players Association revealed its Top 50 NFL Player Sales List for the first quarter of the 2017-18 season Tuesday, and only one Washington Redskin made the cut: quarterback Kirk Cousins, coming in at No. 48.

According to the NFLPA release, the “list is based on total sales of all officially-licensed NFL player merchandise tracking year-to-date pre-season results from March 1 through May 31, 2017.”

Cousins is coming off a strong 2016 campaign in which he was selected to his first Pro Bowl, topping 4,000 passing yards for the second straight season.

However, it has been the 28-year old’s contract situation, rather than his play on the field, which has dominated headlines in recent weeks. Cousins and the Redskins failed to reach a long-term agreement by the July 17 deadline, the Michigan State grad becoming the first quarterback in league history to play on the franchise tag in consecutive seasons.

New England Patriots quarterback and Super Bowl LI MVP Tom Brady topped the NFLPA’s merchandise sales rankings, followed by the Dallas Cowboys duo of running back Ezekiel Elliott and quarterback Dak Prescott, respectively.


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