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Aidan Hutchinson, the second-year defensive end for the Detroit Lions, is showing his mettle not only on the field but also in the merchandise arena. The NFLPA reports that between March 1 and May 31, Hutchinson secured the 24th position in the official merchandise sales league-wide. He stands out as the only Lion to have made the list, underscoring both his individual popularity and the fans' renewed fervor for the team. This fan excitement is also evidenced by the selling out of Lions season tickets at Ford Field for the first time in history – a fever that Hutchinson is undeniably fueling.
Aidan Hutchinson among NFL's Top 25 in merchandise sales for 2023
Here are the top 25 players among all officially licensed product sold:
- 1. Patrick Mahomes II, QB, Kansas City
- 2. Aaron Rodgers, QB, NY Jets
- 3. Joe Burrow, QB, Cincinnati
- 4. Micah Parsons, LB, Dallas
- 5. Travis Kelce, TE, Kansas City
- 6. Jalen Hurts, QB, Philadelphia
- 7. Dak Prescott, QB, Dallas
- 8. Josh Allen, QB, Buffalo
- 9. CeeDee Lamb, WR, Dallas
- 10. T.J. Watt, LB, Pittsburgh
- 11. Justin Jefferson, WR, Minnesota
- 12. Kyler Murray, QB, Arizona
- 13. Kenny Pickett, QB, Pittsburgh
- 14. Derek Carr, QB, New Orleans
- 15. Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, Las Vegas
- 16. Trevor Lawrence, QB, Jacksonville
- 17. Jason Kelce, C, Philadelphia
- 18. Jordan Love, QB, Green Bay
- 19. Ja’Marr Chase, WR, Cincinnati
- 20. Justin Herbert, QB, LA Chargers
- 21. Davante Adams, WR, Raiders
- 22. Isiah Pacheco, RB, Kansas City
- 23. Justin Fields, QB, Chicago
- 24. Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE, Detroit
- 25. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Free agent
- Aidan Hutchinson is the only Detroit Lions player to feature in the top 25 of the NFL merchandise sales.
- His merchandise ranking reflects his on-field performance and burgeoning popularity.
- Hutchinson's success is helping fuel a resurgence in Detroit Lions fandom, evidenced by sell-out season tickets.
Bottom Line – Hutchinson's Roar Reverberates Beyond the Field
Aidan Hutchinson's climb to the Top 25 in NFL merchandise sales mirrors his ascension on the field. His popularity among fans, manifested in the demand for his merchandise, reaffirms the positive impact he has had on the Detroit Lions fandom. Hutchinson's stardom, coupled with his on-field performances, signals an exciting time for the Lions and their fans. With players like him in their den, the Lions' roar is set to grow louder and reach further.