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Tim Tebow Already Holds Top Five Spots In NFL Merchandise Sales

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While the heavy hitters in the media are coming out against the Jacksonville Jaguars’ signing of Tim Tebow, the fans sure don’t seem to mind.

Less than a day after Tebow agreed to a one-year deal to audition for a role as tight end, fans are gobbling up his merchandise at a record pace.

Tebow, 33, last played in an NFL game in 2012 as a member of the New England Patriots. He joined the practice squads of the Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles after that, but the only pro sport he’s played in nearly a decade has been minor league baseball.

But his tight bond with former college coach Urban Meyer led to him earning a chance to lead and contribute in Jacksonville. Meyer is entering his first season as coach of the Jaguars, or any NFL coach of any kind.

Still, the mainstream media has taken issue with the Tebow signing, with ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith even going as far as referring to it as a case of “white privilege.”

OutKick founder Clay Travis followed by saying such a charge is downright silly.

“Tim Tebow isn’t getting some massive privilege,” Clay said. “It’s not like he got signed to a $100 million contract. He has a good relationship, developed over years, with the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars (Urban Meyer), who believes that Tebow could — could, I stress — be a helpful asset to the young Jacksonville Jaguars franchise, and also, might help to sell tickets.”

The public appears to agree with Clay. And not only can Tebow move tickets, but he can move merchandise. And all you need to do is go to the NFL’s official merchandise website to realize it.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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  1. Happy to see this jersey sale success. Ironically, I was already considering buying one solely as a way to support Tebow and the Jaguars and their right to make the decisions they think are best for them without being accused of racism. Saying this is based on skin tone is wildly astonishing to me. I’m rooting for he and them now.

    • I’m right there with you, Richard. I’m not a Jags fan, but it’s important to support companies and organizations that do what they think is best, especially when it goes against what will be the opinion of the woke mob.

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