New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz went toe-to-toe, in terms of merchandise sales, during the 2017 season. Based on the data released by NFL Shop, Brady led sales in 10 states during the 2017 season, including the New England states — Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. The veteran quarterback also dominated sales in New York, Florida, Indiana, and Hawaii.

It came as a surprise because New York, Florida, and Indiana are home to some of the Patriots’ biggest rivals.

New York is home to the Buffalo Bills, New York Jets, and Giants. Florida is home to the Miami Dolphins and the Jacksonville Jaguars, whom the Patriots defeated in the AFC Championship Game. Indiana is home to the Indianapolis Colts, whose head-coaching offer was recently rejected by Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. After McDaniels made the move, Colts general manager Chris Ballard declared that his team's rivalry with the Patriots is back.

Carson Wentz No. 1 in overall sales

While Brady led merchandise sales in 10 states, Wentz was the top seller in nine states, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, Kentucky, Utah, Delaware, North Dakota, and Montana. Based on NFL Shop’s data that spans from September 1, 2017, to January 18, 2018, Wentz ranked No.

1 in overall sales, Brady finished second in overall sales with Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott rounding out the top three. Overall sales cover jerseys and all other merchandise bearing a player's name or likeness.

Brown comes in 4th place

Coming in fourth was wide receiver Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cowboys rusher Ezekiel Elliott was fifth and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers sixth.

Rounding up the top 30 were Alejandro Villanueva (Steelers), Rob Gronkowski (Patriots), Adam Thielen (Vikings), Russell Wilson (Seahawks), Odell Beckham Jr. (Giants), Jason Witten (Cowboys), Derek Carr (Raiders), Marshawn Lynch (Raiders), Julio Jones (Falcons), Drew Brees (Saints);

Von Miller (Broncos), JuJu Smith-Schuster (Steelers), Todd Gurley (Rams), Deshaun Watson (Texans), Khalil Mack (Raiders), Matthew Stafford (Lions), Cam Newton (Panthers), Ben Roethlisberger (Steelers), Jimmy Garoppolo (49ers), T.J. Watt (Texans), Le'Veon Bell (Steelers), Mitchell Trubisky (Bears), Christian McCaffrey (Panthers) and Dez Bryant (Cowboys).