Tim Tebow Sets Another Record With Jaguars Jersey Sales
Photo by Roy K. Miller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images. Pictured: Tim Tebow
We should know by now not to doubt the power of Tim Tebow.
Less than 24 hours after he was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as a tight end, Tebow’s No. 85 Jacksonville Jaguars jersey was the best selling jersey on NFLShop in men’s, women’s and youth sizes.
Dismissed as a true quarterback, his jersey was the best-selling uniform when he was with the Denver Broncos in 2010 and again when he signed with the New York Jets in 2012.
Dismissed as a baseball player that would never make the majors – he never did – his New York Mets jersey in 2016, at least for a couple days, was the best selling MLB jersey in the country.
And then came his signing with the Jaguars.
Whether Tebow makes it in his new role seems immaterial to people voting with their wallets and buying his jersey. He has an almost evangelical-like following and there are people who buy his jersey no matter where he goes. Tebow clearly has something else going for him when factoring the sales of his new jersey, as he’s a native son of the city.
Tebow’s longest run as the best selling jersey in a sport came as a quarterback at the University of Florida, where even to this day, it is believed he holds the record for the most jerseys of a college player ever sold.
Counting his Gators jersey, he’s the only player to have ever had a best selling jersey, for at least one day, in five different uniforms.