Note To Pittsburgh Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin: How About Tim Tebow?

Alex FergusonSenior Analyst IIApril 6, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 01:  Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Florida Gators throws a pass against the Cincinnati Bearcats during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Louisana Superdome on January 1, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Last time I looked, the Pittsburgh Steelers were having a fair amount of problems at quarterback.

We know why: Ben Roethlisberger might not play this year because of legal issues. As a Steeler fan, I hope to God it doesn't happen, but it might.

He wasn't that great this year, either, and according to Sports Illustrated, people are getting a little fed up with him.

Add to that the issues with Super Bowl hero Santonio Holmes, and the word on the street has it that Pittsburgh wants to reclaim its image as a team that appeals to hard-working, decent folk. Tim Tebow - whether people like it or not - would do just that.

But get this: If Pittsburgh Steelers fans want someone for the future—and media sources say that they aren't in love with either Charlie Batch or Dennis Dixon—could they do worse than proven winner Tim Tebow?

Yes, we know that in previous articles we've talked up Jacksonville (the logical choice for the T-Man), but then again, why not the black and gold?

First of all, he's great out of the pocket, like Big Ben. He'll be able to take a sack or two (Pittsburgh's offensive linesmen

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aren't getting any younger), and I'll bet that he'll make better decisions with the ball than did Big Ben, who kept the ball far, far, far too long when getting his ass kicked. From what I saw, anyway.

Secondly, Tebow's accurate. See his SEC numbers for guidance.

Thirdly, he's a winner. See his two national titles for guidance.

Fourthly, he'll behave himself. See his reputation around Gainesville for guidance.

The VFA met a guy down in Florida Keys who's a bartender at UF. He said: "I saw Tim Tebow come into my bar once in the two years I served. He was there for 10 minutes, had an ice water, and then left."

And you don't have to worry about him in the offseason: He'll probably be doing mission stuff.

Pittsburgh fans need a role model again—so why not Tebow?