Jets fans might have trouble buying replicas of his game shirt for themselves before the National Football League’s draft next month. The delay comes as Nike Inc. (NKE) replaces Adidas AG (ADS)’s Reebok as the league’s official apparel outfitter, a transition that has left many retailers without enough supply to match the sudden demand. . . .
Tebow, who won the Heisman Trophy as college football’s best player in 2007, had the NFL’s second best-selling jersey from April 2011 through February of this year, trailing onlyAaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers, according to the league. Manning’s jersey ranked in the league’s top 10 each year from 2005-2010, before dropping to 18th last season, which he missed following neck-fusion surgery in September.