Every year around July or August, Funko gets fans pumped up for the upcoming NFL season with a superb line of collectible bobble heads of the hottest football players of the season and this will be no different. Prior to this line coming out this year, several players from the previous years line, tend to get discontinued so before that happens, let’s go over some of them.
10.) Troy Aikman Funko POP: Thought I would start with an old great Troy Aikman. Yes, even though he’s retired, Funko thought it was necessary for him to have a POP of his very own. He comes out in the NFL Legends line of POPs and is a very popular POP among collectors. He had a very eventful career from 1989 to 2000 (11 years). In those 11 years, he led the Cowboys to 3 Superbowl victories, picked for the PRO Bowl 6 times and was a Superbowl XXVII MVP. He was even inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2006.
9.) Rob Gronkowski Funko POP: Robert Gronkowski nicknamed “Gronk” has led the NFL in several stats including being the only tight end in NFL history to have 1,000+ yard post-season. He also leads the league in most touchdowns by a tight end (17) in a season. Recently retired, his POP will definitely be one fans will need to have in their collection as once it gets discontinued, these won’t be made anymore.
8. Travis Kelce Funko POP: Kelce was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the third round (63rd pick overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft and thru the years has dominated the tight end position. He is currently the top tight end in the NFL.
7. Saquon Barkley Funko POP: As a rookie during the 2018 NFL season Barkley set numerous league and franchise records while on his way to a 1,300+ yard rushing season and a Pro Bowl pick. That year, Barkley set multiple league records, such as recording the most receptions (91) by a rookie running back. Barkley also set three franchise records for rookies: most rushing touchdowns (11), most rushing yards (1,307), and most total touchdowns (15). Barkley was also awarded Pepsi’s Rookie of the year as well as NFL offensive rookie of the year and FedEx Ground’s Rookie of the Year.
6. Aaron Rodgers Funko POP: After backing up Brett Favre for the first three years of his NFL career, Rodgers became the Packers’ starting quarterback in 2008. In 2010, he led them to a victory in Super Bowl XLV over the Pittsburgh Steelers, earning the Super Bowl MVP. He was named AP Athlete of the Year in 2011, and was voted league MVP by the Associated Press for the 2011 and 2014 NFL seasons.
5. Jerry Rice Funko POP: The career leader in most major statistical categories for wide receivers: including receptions, touchdown receptions, and receiving yards. Once being the leader for total yards and touchdowns in a season, he has scored more points than any other non-kicker in NFL history with 1,256. Rice was selected to the Pro Bowl 13 times and named All-Pro 12 times in his 20 NFL seasons. He won three Super Bowls with the 49ers and an AFC Championship with the Oakland Raiders. As of 2019, Rice holds over 100 NFL records, the most of any player by a wide margin. In 1999, The Sporting News listed Rice second behind Jim Brown on its list of “Football’s 100 Greatest Players”.
Rice was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 2006.
4. Joe Montana Funko POP: In the 1979 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers selected Montana at the end of the third round with the 82nd overall pick. While a member of the 49ers, Montana started and won four Super Bowls and was the first player ever to have been named Super Bowl Most Valuable Player three times.
3. Lamar Jackson Funko POP: Lamar Jackson is an American football quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. He played college football at Louisville and was selected 32nd overall by the Ravens in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft
2. Tom Brady Funko POP: Brady was drafted by the Patriots in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft, and went on to become the team’s starting quarterback in his second season after a week 2 injury to Drew Bledsoe. Due to his late selection, Brady is considered the biggest “steal” in the history of the NFL Draft. Brady has been with the Patriots for 19 seasons, the NFL record for seasons quarterbacking for one team. In Brady’s seventeen seasons as a starter, he has played in a record nine Super Bowls with the Patriots, and is one of only two quarterbacks to win a Super Bowl in their first season as a starter. Brady holds most of the postseason quarterback records, leading all quarterbacks in postseason touchdowns, passing yards, and completions, while owning the corresponding Super Bowl records as well.
1. Patrick Mahomes Funko POP: Perhaps one of the exciting quarterbacks to take the reigns in recent years. In his first year as a starter, Mahomes has shredded the rookie yardage thrown (both in college and the NFL) in a single season. On top of that stat, he also threw 50 touchdowns in his first season. Just imagine what he’ll do in the course of his NFL career.