Johnny Manziel top 2014 NFL jersey-seller, Michael Sam sixth

By Will Brinson | NFL Writer

Johnny Manziel isn't going to change he says.
Johnny Manziel has top-selling jersey in the NFL for the first fiscal quarter. (USATSI)

The Browns didn't just draft a quarterback. They drafted a freaking marketing machine: Johnny Manziel's No. 2 Browns jersey is the NFL Shop's top-selling jersey through the first portion of 2014's fiscal year.

Darren Rovell of ESPN reports the league will announce Manziel as the top-selling jersey on Monday, with the Browns quarterback beating out Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson for the top-selling spot.

The Super Bowl champion Seahawks did dominate the list though: Wilson (2nd), Richard Sherman (5th), Marshawn Lynch (11th) and Earl Thomas (12th) check in, as did the "12th Man" jersey many Seattle fans wear (10th!).

Other notable NFC West names include Colin Kaepernick (3rd) and Rams rookie Michael Sam (6th), the first openly-gay player in NFL history. (It's doubtful Tony Dungy purchased a jersey.)

Several rookies will also crack the top 25: Teddy Bridgewater (13th), Jadeveon Clowney (16th) and Blake Bortles (18th).

The biggest surprise of all, though? The Browns are the THIRD best-selling team. In the NFL. Out of all the teams!

Johnny Football is business. And business is good.

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