Friday’s Mashup: Tom Brady tops NFL jersey sales once again

Lucy Burdge
January 03, 2019 - 8:50 pm

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-- The most recent NFL jersey sales rankings are out and Tom Brady has topped the list once again.

Khalil Mack took the No. 2 spot while Patrick Mahomes landed at No. 3. Drew Brees came in sixth and Baker Mayfield was seventh.

Two years ago, Brady’s jersey was the bestseller in all 50 states.

Last year, he had the highest seller all over New England, as well as in New York, Florida, Indiana and Hawaii.

-- The NFL has chosen Caesars Palace as the league’s first ever Official Casino Sponsor of the NFL.

The multi-year sponsorship was announced on Thursday and is “focused on Caesars providing unique experiences for NFL fans by using its casino properties, celebrity chefs, premier music artists, and a wide range of entertainment elements,” according to the NFL.

"We couldn't be more excited to work with one of the world's largest gaming and entertainment companies," said Senior Vice President, NFL Partnerships, Sponsorship and Consumer Products, Renie Anderson, said. "Combining the NFL with Caesars' expertise in world class entertainment will provide our fans unique experiences both here in the United States and abroad."

"All of us at Caesars Entertainment are thrilled to be the first-ever casino partner of the NFL, the most prominent sports league in North America," said Mark Frissora, President and CEO of Caesars Entertainment. "Combining the league's 180 million fans with our 55 million Total Rewards loyalty program members will expose millions of people to the exclusive and exciting year-round opportunities at our properties."

The Falcons, Ravens, Bears, Colts, Saints, Raiders and Eagles already have partnerships with Caesars Palace.

Caesars and other properties on the Las Vegas Strip are set to host elements of the 2020 Draft.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "I think that every year things change in the NFL. Really, this 2018 team won’t be the same as the 2019 and the 2017 team wasn’t the same as this team and the 2016 team wasn’t the same as the 2017 team. I think one thing that’s certain in the NFL is change and coaches, players, I don’t think it’s a big secret that people are just moving on.” -- Tom Brady, on possible changes for the Patriots after the playoffs



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