Vikings fans continued to show support for quarterback Teddy Bridgewater despite his season-ending injury last August. Bridgewater produced the most player merchandise sales among Vikings in 2016 and ranked No. 35 among all NFL players.
Bridgewater dislocated and tore the ACL in his left knee less than two weeks before the 2016 opener.
The Vikings were one of only five teams to produce three or more players on the NFL Players Association Top 50 Player Sales List. The rankings are based on total sales of officially licensed NFL player merchandise.
Vikings safety Harrison Smith landed at No. 44 and wide receiver Stefon Diggs No. 46 on the list. Diggs was one of 10 players that made the jump from the 2016 Rising 50 top sales list.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, the former North Dakota State star, ranked No. 7 and generated the most bobblehead sales by Forever Collectibles, and bracelets, keychains and lanyard sales by Aminco International.
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott became the first rookie to finish a season No. 1 on the sales list. His teammate, quarterback Dak Prescott, was No. 2.