By Ashley Scoby
The NFL Players Association released its latest list of top jersey sales, and Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson comes in at No. 18.
Megatron was the only Lion on the list, which crunched jersey sale numbers from March 1 to August 31 of this year.
The Seahawks led with six players on the list (Russell Wilson at No. 1 overall, Richard Sherman, Marshawn Lynch, Jimmy Graham, Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas).
Detroit was one of 14 teams with only one player represented in the top 50. And the Lions at least fared better than the five teams who didn’t have anybody on the list: the Falcons, Jaguars, Redskins, Rams and Cardinals.
Johnson actually moved up a spot from the last version of the list, which is released quarterly. He was No. 19 in sales in the last quarter.
This time around, Johnson is behind three other wide receivers – the Cowboys’ Dez Bryant (No. 6), the Giants’ Odell Beckham Jr (No. 10) and the Packers’ Jordy Nelson (No. 16).
As far as divisional rivals go, the Packers had four in the top 50 (Aaron Rodgers at No. 4, Nelson at No. 16, Clay Matthews at No. 19 and Eddie Lacy at No. 34). The Bears had two (Matt Forte, matching his actual jersey number, at No. 22, and Alshon Jeffery at No. 37), and the Vikings were represented by quarterback Teddy Bridgewater at No. 24.