Many are questioning whether Tim Tebow’s talent translates to the NFL. But there seems to be little doubt that his popularity will.
According to Bloomberg.com, Tebow broke Southern Cal quarterback Mark Sanchez’ record for number of jerseys sold during the NFL draft weekend.
The league does not disclose sales totals, but the former Florida quarterback logged the most jersey orders since 2006, the first year NFLShop.com joined with the GSI Commerce Inc. to expand its online store. Tebow apparently surpassed Sanchez’ total by a substantial number.
A distant second to Tebow last weekend was defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh of the Detroit Lions.
Tebow was taken in the first round with the 25th pick by the Denver Broncos. The plan is for Tebow to wear the same number he made famous at Florida — No. 15, which formerly belong to wide receiver Brandon Marshall, who was traded to the Dophins a week ago.