Tebow Wins Even When the Broncos Don't

November 2010

Tim Tebow may play for a team that is 3-6 and at the bottom of the AFC West, but the Broncos' backup quarterback has been winning off-the-field all season long. The Denver Business Journal reports that Tebow's jersey sales are still among the best in the league. He ranks sixth in sales of "new player jerseys," which includes rookies and team-switching veterans. He's also 10th in T-shirt sales at NFL.com, making him the only Bronco in the top 10 of either category. The Tebow jersey retails for $59.99, easily making it one of the most expensive on the market.

Meanwhile, much of Bronco country is still attempting to understand what made Denver play so much better on Sunday than it has all season, crushing the Kansas City Chiefs 49-29. Most can agree that the Broncos' ailing lines—the beefy guys on both the offensive and defensive lines—were finally healthy and in order. The Associated Press notes that the team's offensive line was healthy for the first time all year, allowing quarterback Kyle Orton to throw a career-high four touchdowns and running back Knowshon Moreno to log the first 100-yard game of his two-year career. On the defensive side, the Broncos returned to the 3-4 look (three linemen and four linebackers) that they'd been practicing throughout the season but had abandoned for a 3-4/4-3 hybrid after linebacker Robert Ayers broke his foot several weeks ago.