The leadership void in Pittsburgh’s locker room was palpable last season. No one was willing to step up and inspire the team.
Tebow has been doing just that his entire career, and that’s something teams want from the quarterback position.
Think back to his time at Florida after the tough loss to Ole Miss in 2008. Tim Tebow responded with this speech during his press conference, which is now immortalized on a plaque in Gainesville:
To the fans and everybody in Gator Nation, I'm sorry. I’m extremely sorry. We were hoping for an undefeated season. That was my goal, something Florida has never done here. I promise you one thing, a lot of good will come out of this. You will never see any player in the entire country play as hard as I will play the rest of the season, and you will never see someone push the rest of the team as hard as I will push everybody the rest of the season, and you will never see a team play harder than we will the rest of the season. God bless.
Doesn’t that make you want to get up and play for this guy? This is the kind of leadership that Pittsburgh lacked last year.
More importantly than anything else, Tebow delivered.
The Gators rolled all the way to the National Championship game, where Tebow led Florida to a comeback victory over Alabama. It doesn’t get any better than that.
He continued to show his moxie in the NFL, racking up six come-from-behind victories in his first 11 starts. Whatever the "clutch bone" is, Tim Tebow has it.