The Pittsburgh Steelers are reportedly in danger of seeing Ben Roethlisberger out for the current NFL regular season. With Michael Vick also nursing his injuries, the NFL team had been relying heavily on third in line quarterback Landry Jones. Given the disparity of the strategies and game plans implemented by Vick and Jones, the Pittsburgh Steelers have been struggling to keep up with the shifts this season. Moreover, recent reports disclosed that Jones is the sole Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback healthy enough to make it through the rest of the NFL season.
With these concerns in mind, fans and followers of the Pittsburgh Steelers are nervously awaiting the next move of the NFL team. It is widely known that the healthy status of Jones could not be relied upon to last the entire season, so a backup for him is necessary. One of the names that have managed to gain attention among the list of potential football stars to take on the said role is Tim Tebow.
A former Philadelphia Eagles third quarterback hopeful, Tebow had been pegged as a unique football star due to his ability to run in addition to his notable throwing capacity. His stint with the Philadelphia Eagles proved him to be a highly capable quarterback. However, head coach Chip Kelly eventually had to let Tebow go since the playing style of the aspiring football star does not fit in with the Sam Bradford squad. As a free agent, talks have been rife with the possibility of seeing Tebow in the Pittsburgh Steelers roster sometime soon.
"If Ben Roethlisberger is out for the season, then Tim Tebow would be the perfect backup for Michael Vick," noted Randy Inman of Sports Blog. He added, "Both Vick and Tim Tebow are left handed mobile quarterbacks and unlike the very fragile Vick, Tim Tebow is as tough as a tank. If Vick goes down, then Tim Tebow could help the Steelers running game because a running quarterback helps open lanes for running backs."
It remains to be seen if the Pittsburgh Steelers will make a move on Tebow. The NFL team is set to face the Cleveland Browns on Sunday (November 15) at 1:00 pm ET. With an injured Roethlisberger and a still recovering Vick, the Pittsburgh Steelers will have no other recourse but to start with Jones. The football match will be held at the Heinz Field, where the Pittsburgh Steelers will host the Cleveland Browns who will come in the match with a recent loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.