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Miller’s jersey fifth-most popular in the NFL as season opens

Oct 1, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller (58) leaves the field following a win over the Oakland Raiders at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Broncos linebacker Von Miller has a Super Bowl ring, a Super Bowl MVP award, six Pro Bowl berths, and might become the team’s all-time sack leader this season… and it’s not just Denver that loves him.

Miller’s star power transcends the Broncos; his jersey was the NFL’s fifth-biggest seller in August, according to Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz – who will not start the Eagles’ opener due to knee injuries he suffered last season – topped the list, followed by highly touted New York Giants rookie running back Saquon Barkley.

Five-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady ranked third; the Patriots’ quarterback is always one of the most popular players in the league, and remains so, even at 41 years old. On the other side of the spectrum, third-year Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is in fourth place, following Brady and just preceding Miller.

The rest of August’s top 10 is as follows:

6. Odell Beckham, Jr. (New York Giants)

7. Ezekiel Elliott (Dallas Cowboys)

8. Antonio Brown (Pittsburgh Steelers)

9. Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers)

10. Rob Gronkowski (New England Patriots)

Miller, the unquestioned leader of the Broncos’ defense, is the only defender in the top 10. Rookie teammate Bradley Chubb, who will start opposite of Miller this season, ranked sixth among defenders, and second behind Barkley among rookies.