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Peyton Manning Battling Tim Tebow For Top NFL Jersey

For the second straight year, a Broncos quarterback has among the NFL's hottest-selling jerseys — but Peyton Manning is having to fend off incumbent Tim Tebow for the title.

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The latest data from NFLShop.com, the league's store, indicates that Manning has the league's top jersey in 2012, which makes plenty of sense. Suddenly, the NFL MVP and Super Bowl champion has a new jersey, and Broncos fans have already demonstrated their fervor by installing Tebow's jersey as one of the highest-selling ones in 2011.

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But Tebow, now with the New York Jets, is giving chase, checking in at No. 2. The "Tebowmania" that has followed him from the University of Florida to Denver, and from Denver to New York, is still potent, despite his demotion from playoff starter to Mark Sanchez backup. And the huge Jets fan base and New York media machine may only intensify it as the 2012 NFL season unfolds.

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Another Broncos player made the top 25 in the NFLShop.com list: Von Miller checked in at No. 25.

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For more on Manning and the Broncos, head to Mile High Report. For more on Tebow and the Jets, visit Gang Green Nation and SB Nation New York.