Tim Tebow already has surpassed one of the records Mark Sanchez set as a rookie quarterback with the New York Jets last season.
A first-round pick of the Denver Broncos, Tebow sold more jerseys during the National Football League’s draft weekend than any other rookie or current player.
While the league doesn’t disclose sales totals, the former University of Florida quarterback logged the most jersey orders since 2006, the first year NFLShop.com joined with GSI Commerce Inc. to expand its online store. Tebow’s sales totals eclipsed the previous draft-weekend record of Sanchez, who in 2009 was the first quarterback taken by the Jets with a top-five pick since Joe Namath.
Tebow buzz grows loud in Denver The last time there was this kind of commotion, it was for rookie QB John Elway. Read more here
“It’s a pretty substantial difference between him and the next guy,” NFL spokeswoman Joanna Hunter said of Tebow’s jersey sales. Read full story and more here
Rookie quarterback Tim Tebow made his home debut for Denver, which defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-17 in a preseason game Sunday.
Tebow, a star at the University of Florida, missed last week’s game with bruised ribs he sustained on a 7-yard dart into the end zone on the game’s final play in his pro debut at Cincinnati. Read full story and more here
Tim Tebow (Update) Denver Broncos rookie quarterback Tim Tebow has many worried and concerned about his ribs that got bruised on his first NFL touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals one week ago.