INDIANAPOLIS — Andrew Luck came into the National Football League with a bang in 2012, becoming the first-overall pick in the NFL Draft and immediately making the Indianapolis Colts a perennial playoff contender once again.
Not surprisingly, Luck instantly became one of the most popular players in the league, as evidenced by where he ranked in the sales of all officially licensed NFL player merchandise.
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And, after turning in one of the best five-year starts for a quarterback in NFL history, perhaps its no surprise that Luck remains an extremely popular player among the fans — and their wallets.
The NFLPA on Thursday released its quarterly Top 50 Player Sales List, based on total sales of licensed player merchandise from March 1 through Nov. 30, 2016, and Luck comes in at No. 30 — right between No. 29 Drew Brees and No. 31 Julio Jones.
That's not bad company right there.
When it comes to this list, Luck is the 10th-ranked quarterback in the NFL, and is the third-ranked player in the AFC South Division, behind Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (12th) and Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (28th).
Luck wasn't the only Colts player to appear on an NFLPA "top-selling" list in 2016, however.
Back in May, wide receiver T.Y. Hilton was ranked No. 26 on the 2016 “Rising 50” list of future top-selling stars, which is usually a good indicator of the next wave of players to appear on the NFLPA's Top 50 Player Sales Lists.
After leading the league in receiving in 2016 — and then leading the AFC in receiving in a win in Sunday night's Pro Bowl in Orlando, Fla. — don't be surprised to see Hilton make another appearance in the NFLPA's next list.
You can, of course, get your Luck and Hilton gear — as well as many other Colts players — by clicking here to visit the Colts Pro Shop, the official store of the Indianapolis Colts.
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