Fans investing in a Tim Tebow Jacksonville Jaguars jersey had to know that it was a major risk, if they cared about Tebow being a long term option for the team. After a tough preseason opener, the team has waived the former Heisman quarterback.
News that Tebow was set to get a shot with the Jags emerged just ahead of the NFL Draft. Tebow, who hadn’t been in the NFL since 2015 and hadn’t played since 2012, remains one of the most popular figures in the football world, especially down in SEC territory, like Jacksonville.
The team started selling No. 85 Tebow jerseys back in May after he was signed, and by the next day, it was the highest-selling jersey in the NFL Shop.
That doesn’t come as a major surprise given the rabid following that Tim Tebow has. Fans hoping to recoup some money on that purchase, now that Tebow is likely heading back to the broadcast side, may be out of luck according to ProFootballTalk.
Anyone who bought the new Tebow 85 jersey apparently is SOL; “jersey assurance” doesn’t apply when a player is cut. https://t.co/SCftAWkAr2
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) August 17, 2021
“Although the league, through Fanatics, provides “jersey assurance,” the fine print becomes very important in situations like this,” Mike Florio writes. “The program applies to trades only; there’s no protection if the player is cut or retires.
“Tebow has been cut. Given that he’s been released in the initial wave of reductions from 90 to 85, he presumably won’t resurface on the practice squad. And thus it appears to be over for Tebow in Jacksonville, weeks before it ever technically started.”
There are probably fans who are pretty peeved about their $119.99 purchases (which are still available on the Jaguars team store), but fans had to know that the chances of him making the roster were very slim, even with one of his biggest allies at head coach.
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