Erin Weaver
Saturday June 8th, 2013

The Pittsburgh Steelers defense still believe in unsigned free agent Tim Tebow. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) The Pittsburgh Steelers defense still believe in unsigned free agent Tim Tebow. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The Pittsburgh Steelers defense still remembers what it's like to lose to Tim Tebow. Three defenders told The Pittsburgh-Tribune Review that they think Tebow can still play in the NFL.

Tebow led the Broncos to a playoff win over the Steelers on January 8, 2012. Linebacker Larry Foote said he thought Tebow at least still deserved a shot at a job. From The Pittsburgh-Tribune Review:

“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.”

Defensive back Ike Taylor, who was burned by the Broncos passing game during the Steelers playoff loss, grudgingly admitted respect. From the report:

“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.”

Tebow threw for 316 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions against the Steelers in 2012. Pittsburgh lineman Brett Keisel agreed that Tebow could still play.

“He beat us. You have to give him credit for that,” Keisel said. “I think he'll get another shot.”

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