Pittsburgh Steelers Defense Believes Tim Tebow Can Still Play

September 16, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow (15) greets Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey (53) after their game at Heinz Field. The Pittsburgh Steelers won 27-10. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

During a time where former New York Jets and Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow has very few people believing that he will ever find another home in the NFL, there is a certain team who’s players have told the media that they still believe in the man who eliminated them from the playoffs following the 2011 season. In a recent review from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, a number of players from the Steelers defense have come forward to support Timmy Terrific.

If you don’t remember the game that surely still sticks in the minds of Steelers defenders, Tebow threw for 316 yards, with a 31.6 yards per completion average and two touchdowns.

So what are the Steelers defenders saying? Here are some quotes from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review report:

Cornerback Ike Taylor: “Tim Tebow is real decent, 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.”

Linebacker Larry Foote: “He won some games, had some success. We know it first-hand. I think he should be somewhere at least competing for a job. I think he’s earned that.”

Defensive Lineman Brett Kiesel: He beat us. You have to give him credit for that. I think he’ll get another shot.”

Whether or not Tebow gets another show is yet to be seen, but you have to believe there is a slight chance he could catch on with a team following injuries in the preseason or training camp. If there is one team that would welcome him, maybe the Steelers could get him for cheap to back up their often injured quarterback.

For a team that has had some turmoil between the offense and defense in the locker room before, perhaps a back up that the team supports wouldn’t be the worst of ideas.

Topics: Pittsburgh Steelers, Tim Tebow

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