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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.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 21, 2021
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.