Nick Foles, Backup Quarterback, Named No. 1 in Player-Branded NFL Merchandise Sales
As if the Eagles winning the Super Bowl wasn't already enough to increase Philadelphian craniums ad infinitum, it’s been reported that backup-quarterback-turned-hero Nick Foles currently leads all NFL players in apparel and officially licensed merchandise sales.
Coming in second—though he comes in last by every standard here in the city of brotherly love—was all time great quarterback and wannabe Bond villain Tom Brady. Carson Wentz, despite injury and a lack of Super Bowl-related hype, managed to come in third place for merch sales.
According to the NFL Players Association, player-branded merchandise includes jerseys, bobbleheads, socks, pet products and even cake decorations, to name only a few examples.
Here at Promo Marketing, we’ve known Nick Foles to be a first class merch mover for a while now. Before the big game even happened, demand for a Nick Foles bobblehead managed to drive prices up by 900 percent, reaching a total of nearly $300 per item.
Same goes for the Eagles, who sold more merchandise than any other Super Bowl champion ever following their defeat of the New England Patriots back in February.
Needless to say, when it comes to supporting our favorite team, Philadelphia fans don’t mess around. Because if there’s anything Philly loves, it’s being better than Boston... uh, oops, excuse me, I meant great branded merchandise.