If anyone in the NFL still believes in Tim Tebow, it would be the players on the defense that got shredded by Tebow in the playoffs after the 2011 season.
So it shouldn’t be surprising that multiple players on the Steelers’ defense told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that they still think Tebow can succeed in the NFL.
“He won some games, had some success,” Steelers linebacker Larry Foote said. “We know it first-hand. I think he should be somewhere at least competing for a job. I think he’s earned that.”
Tebow threw for 316 yards, with two touchdowns and no interceptions, when his Broncos beat the Steelers on January 8, 2012. One of the Pittsburgh defensive backs who was burned by the Broncos’ passing game that day, Ike Taylor, continues to think Tebow can compete, even though there don’t appear to be any NFL coaches or general managers who agree.
“Tim Tebow is real decent,” Taylor said. “But [his future] isn’t up to me. You gotta ask the owners and coaches and GMs. As far as being a competitor, he’s one of the best competitors I’ve seen.”
Steelers defensive lineman Brett Keisel also still believes Tebow can play.
“He beat us. You have to give him credit for that,” Keisel said. “I think he’ll get another shot.”
Tebow getting another shot seems like a long shot. But Tebow leading the Broncos to a playoff win over the Steelers once seemed like a long shot, too.