Rookie QB Tim Tebow is already moving tickets in Jacksonville. Not bad for a guy picked by the Broncos.
Now comes word that Tebow is moving merchandise, too.
Tebow sold the most jerseys of any player over NFL draft weekend, and his three-day total was the highest for a rookie since the league started keeping track of sales on nflshop.com in 2006. Tebow does not figure to start for the Broncos this season, but his sales figures outdistanced Jets QB Mark Sanchez, who set the mark last season.
“It’s a pretty substantial difference between him and the next guy,” NFL spokeswoman Joanna Hunter told the Gainesville Times.
The rest of the list was a little bit surprising. Following Tebow — in terms of jersey sales — were Lions DT Ndamukong Suh, St. Louis QB Sam Bradford, Chiefs safety Eric Berry and Cowboys WR Dez Bryant.
Hard to imagine a Cowboys player lagging behind, and Bradford not being as high, but Lions and Chiefs fans certainly seem pleased with their draft picks, as their spending dollars indicate.