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No number for Tebow yet, but you can buy his jersey

There was little doubt that the Patriots were signing Tim Tebow on Monday night, but the team waited until Tuesday morning to make things official.

They were less willing to play the waiting game when it came to selling jerseys with Tebow’s name on the back. The Patriots website is already offering four different Tebow jerseys for sale to men, women and children.

For now, the jerseys feature only Tebow’s name because he hasn’t been issued a jersey number. As we mentioned on Monday, Tebow’s familiar No. 15 is already claimed by backup quarterback Ryan Mallett, so we’ll have to wait to find out if Tebow swings a deal with Mallett or picks a new number. Any jerseys purchased won’t be shipped until that happens and the league approves the number, but the Pats are still getting the word out right away that the jerseys are up for sale.

Darren Rovell of ESPN shares an email sent to those on the Patriots’ mailing list shortly after the signing was announced on Tuesday that makes recipients aware that the Tebow jerseys are available for purchase immediately. Given the passion that Tebow fans have exhibited since he entered the league, it will likely turn out to be a smart business move for the Patriots even though the structure of his contract makes it anything but guaranteed that Tebow will wind up on the roster for the 2013 season.

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20 Responses to “No number for Tebow yet, but you can buy his jersey”
  1. faulkner22 says: Jun 11, 2013 10:46 AM

    They’re sold out now. Skip Bayless just placed his order for an entire warehouse.

  2. kwgator says: Jun 11, 2013 10:47 AM

    Chuck Norris bought the first one

  3. daysend564 says: Jun 11, 2013 10:54 AM

    Get ’em while they are hot!

  4. rcali says: Jun 11, 2013 10:54 AM

    Wow, even CNN is breaking from their FED spying news to show Belicheat talking about the signing. The circus has started!

  5. rc33 says: Jun 11, 2013 10:55 AM

    They’re likely to sell a billion of these things.

  6. bucrightoff says: Jun 11, 2013 11:00 AM

    Tebow is a cash cow, period. Sign him and sell some merch, but do not let him anywhere near the field as a QB.

  7. marvsleezy says: Jun 11, 2013 11:06 AM

    How is it a smart business move for the patriots? The league and player gain from jersey sales but not the Patriots right? And how much would they really gain anyway? And all the games already sell out right?

  8. winsb31 says: Jun 11, 2013 11:09 AM

    I cant wait to see how many stupid people would waste their money on him….we will see who the true “no nothing football crowd” is by wasting their money. pathetic

  9. footballchic777 says: Jun 11, 2013 11:16 AM

    You don’t even know if he will be around for any time. …… why but a jersey? And it is degrading to the Patriots that they are willing to put them on their website to sell till he makes the team. Don’t act like you are better than everyone else and then sell yourself Patriots!

  10. 2sausage11 says: Jun 11, 2013 11:19 AM

    Tebow is #5

  11. citizenstrange says: Jun 11, 2013 11:22 AM

    I know it’s against NFL rules or whatever but it would be cool if everybody just lightened up and let Tebow wear 3:16

  12. Brinke says: Jun 11, 2013 11:58 AM

    he was assigned #5.

  13. firestarter0728 says: Jun 11, 2013 12:06 PM

    He’ll wear #20 – #49 like any other fullback.

  14. pdxninerfan says: Jun 11, 2013 12:09 PM

    If any Patriots fan buys a Tebow jersey before a Brady jersey, they need their head examined.

    And why would the #2 quarterback surrender his number to the #3 quarterback that just signed? Yeah, let’s feed the circus that’s going to get me benched…

  15. liner1900 says: Jun 11, 2013 12:25 PM

    TV reports here say he’ll wear #5 (until he gets cut)

  16. 4thqtrsaint says: Jun 11, 2013 12:31 PM

    That was my joke from yesterday. If Mallet keeps Tebow’s 15, then Tebow’s should be 1:5

  17. jimmyt says: Jun 11, 2013 12:38 PM

    This will end badly. Through no fault of his own Tebow is bigger than Brady, The Patriots and most importantly the Great Cheater Himself. His ego will not let this go very far, heck he’s already about to explode at the Boston media, just wait until the national media is camped out there every single day and Tebow’s jersy sales have broken all records. Anyone who really thinks BB and Brady can handle that has not been paying attention.

  18. jrebar88 says: Jun 11, 2013 1:15 PM


  19. robgilman says: Jun 11, 2013 1:29 PM

    Yeah, no way he doesn’t make the team

  20. bostoncommon says: Jun 11, 2013 1:30 PM

    You make it sound like this is something out of the ordinary. EVERY team does this when they make a “big signing.” Welker’s jersey was “available for purchase” five minutes after the press conference, “pending assignment and approval of the number.” Total waste of space.

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