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The Top 50 NFL Jersey Player Sales Year-End List Has Been Released; Where Do The Most Popular Texans Fall?

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The NFLPI has released its list of players that pushed the most merchandise in 2014 -- like jerseys, bobble heads and jock straps. What Texans made the list and where did they make it?

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Fiscal year 2015 has come to an end for NFL Players, Inc. (the business side of the NFL Players' Association) and they've released their yearly list of the most money-generating players. The list is based on total overall sales of all officially licensed products from March 1, 2014 through February 28, 2015. Last year, there were three Texans in the top 50. And this year? Whip out your abacus and check it out.

  1. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
  2. Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
  3. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
  4. Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers
  5. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
  6. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
  7. Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks
  8. J.J. Watt, Houston Texans
  9. Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks
  10. Johnny Manziel, Cleveland Browns
  11. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys
  12. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
  13. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
  14. LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles
  15. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts
  16. Clay Matthews, Green Bay Packers
  17. Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys
  18. Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears
  19. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions
  20. Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants
  21. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers
  22. Eli Manning, New York Giants
  23. DeMarco Murray, Dallas Cowboys
  24. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
  25. Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins
  26. Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles
  27. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
  28. Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs
  29. Earl Thomas, Seattle Seahawks
  30. Kam Chancellor, Seattle Seahawks
  31. Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers
  32. Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins
  33. Victor Cruz, New York Giants
  34. Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers
  35. Matt Forte, Chicago Bears
  36. Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens
  37. Patrick Willis, San Francisco 49ers
  38. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
  39. Troy Polamalu, Pittsburgh Steelers
  40. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
  41. Julian Edelman, New England Patriots
  42. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers
  43. Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
  44. Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers
  45. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals
  46. Devon Still, Cincinnati Bengals
  47. Frank Gore, San Francisco 49ers
  48. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
  49. Teddy Bridgewater, Minnesota Vikings
  50. Wes Welker, Denver Broncos

Did you count them all? There's Watt of course and... wait, that's it!  Gone are Arian Foster and Andre Johnson from last year's list, in part because of the stench from the 2013 two-win campaign. Watt transcends such stink lines, rising three spots to No. 8 -- barely edged out by Richard Sherman as the league's top-selling defensive player.

The Seattle Seahawks, fresh off two consecutive Super Bowl appearances, are the most popular on the list with five, including Russell Wilson at the very top. As for the rest of the AFC South, the Colts, too, have just one on the list in Andrew Luck while the bottom-feeding Titans and Jaguars have a very unsurprising zero.

Overall it's the league's offensive players that are most popular, clocking in with 41 on the list. It's no wonder why the league, in turn, reinforces offensive production with rules slanted against defenses. The correlation is clear: Higher point totals equals higher profits.

Any thoughts on this Texans fans? Are you surprised at all that Foster and Andre are off the list? Will Jadeveon Clowney ever crack this list? DeAndre Hopkins? Let us hear it down below. You can peruse the full press release here.