There is no more polarizing athlete in America today than Tim Tebow. Quite simply you either like him or you don’t. Try to think of another player in any sport over the last three years who has been as scrutinized, dissected, picked apart, picked upon as Tebow. Lebron? Other than his ridiculous ‘decision’ primetime special a few years back he hasn’t endured too much criticism. Tiger Woods? Remember I said sport(golf is a glorified leisure activity, not a sport, sorry). Still trying to think? It’s hard isn’t it?
Now that said Mr. Tebow is unemployed, it’s time to start speculating of potential landing spots where he can apply his particular brand of football. We can cross off the Broncos and Jets. The Jaguars have said repeatedly thanks but no thanks. I must say I am surprised that Bill Belichick hasn’t given Tim a call, if anyone can figure out how to use Tebow it’d be those pesky Pats. Many have speculated that the best place right now for Tim Terrific is the Canadian Football League, and I agree that his style would make him a superstar up there.But hey, why should Canada have the fun, when the best landing spot for him is right here in the NFL. I’m looking at you Pittsburgh.
Now before you throw something at your computer screen, think for a moment. Why not? Why not Tebow in the black and gold? While I’ll never forget the dagger he drove into fans’ hearts two years ago with his OT touchdown that sent the Steelers on a downward spiral, if he can help, I can forgive him. Perhaps the salary cap is the biggest roadblock to this happening, but if he can be brought in for the league minimum or just above it, what’s the harm? Think of him as a bigger version of the original slash, Kordell Stewart. I think Tebow would be great on short yardage or goal line plays, he would pose a legitimate threat to run or pitch in those situations. Line him up anywhere, RB, FB, H-back, WR, I think he would add a dimension to the offense they haven’t had since Kordell became a hero around steel town back in the mid 1990′s.
Without question the year Tebow spent with the Jets was a black hole in his career, he deserved much better than he got. I don’t buy the argument that Tebow was so bad the Jets skipped right past him and went to Greg McElroy when they benched Sanchez. The Rex Ryan-Mark Sanchez relationship is like a Shakespearean tragedy, the two of them are going down with the ship together. I think Ryan and former Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum didn’t see eye to eye on Tebow, thus the reason Tim rode the pine when Sanchez was benched. Tebow displayed class throughout that entire mess, and wouldn’t a player with such great character be a nice addition to the Steelers? Be honest, at this stage, they could use a little character with their recent off-the field troubles.
Yes, I understand that wherever Tebow lands, the media circus will follow. However, if he is brought in and his role is clearly defined I think Todd Haley could find some creative ways to use him. I think the Jets were too ambiguous with Tebow, no matter what either party said publicly. Plus I think he’d be a great teammate and a solid locker room presence.He’s tough, a competitor and a winner, regardless of his aborted stay in Denver and the Jets. Look past the awkward throwing motion and the lack of deep arm strength, I’m not suggesting Tebow be brought to Pittsburgh to be a quaterback. Sign him to a 1-yr deal at league minimum, providing Tebow is on board with it and roll the dice. I mean what’s the worst that can happen?