After numerous articles about Tebow’s “inner circle” saying his NFL career is over, Steelers linebacker Larry Foote is a believer in giving Tim Tebow another shot. Foote tells Pittsburgh’s Tribune-Review “Why not?” “Tebow, just from what I see, is an awesome guy and talent.” Foote goes on to say if Steelers GM Kevin Colbert brought in Tebow, he’d be all for it.
“He won some games, had some success,” 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.”
The local Pittsburgh paper also asked Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor if he was surprised not a single NFL team was interested in Tebow:
“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 end Brett Kiesel also said he was not surprised Tebow was out of a job, but believes he can get another shot in the NFL:
“I don’t really care about that,” said Keisel “I’m not really surprised.”
“He beat us. You have to give him credit for that,” Keisel added, “I think he’ll get another shot.”
Foote concluded his interview by blaming the media for Tim Tebow’s absence from an NFL roster:
“You guys are the reason why he’s not in the league. He added “It’s your fault.”
I’m sure some of you saw my article about Tebow and his career possibly being done. I’ve never seen a player so heavily decorated, celebrated, and paraded like Tebow to get completely shunned by the NFL. Perhaps the Steelers are biased on their opinion due to the fact Tebow sent them home in the 2010 playoffs. The Steelers also have his former Florida teammate Maurkice Pouncey on the offensive line. If Tebow continues to limit himself to only playing quarterback, Pittsburgh would need to let go of Bruce Gradkowski, Landry Jones, or John Parker Wilson. Even if Tebow actually gets the opportunity, there is only an outside chance he would even make the depth chart. I guess this inkling of hope is better than your “inner circle” calling for your early retirement.