The Pittsburgh Steelers are rumored to be looking for some quarterback help, with reports that Tim Tebow could be in play after the injury to Ben Roethlisberger and some ineffective play from veteran fill-in Michael Vick.

Roethlisberger is out for the next month or so after being hit low by St. Louis Rams safety Mark Barron last week. Roethlisberger’s leg twisted awkwardly, and many believed he may have torn an ACL.

Roethlisberger said he felt like it was broken at first.

 “Initially, my knee, my leg, everything hurt,” Roethlisberger said, via CBS Sports. “Eventually, my knee started to feel better, but as I was going off the field I told the doc I feel like my leg is broke. It felt really bad. What they concluded was that was the two bones smacking together that caused the bone bruise. That’s what I felt initially.”

The prognosis ended up being a bit more bright, but it still kept Roethlisberger out for a critical stretch and forced the Pittsburgh Steelers to turn to Michael Vick, the 36-year-old who looked shaky last season when he was forced into action for the New York Jets.

Vick looked equally ineffective on Thursday night against the Baltimore Ravens, hitting 19 of his 26 past attempts but for just 126 yards. Vick also ran nine times for 33 yards, but lacked the explosiveness that made him such a difficult player to defend in the past. He also missed on two key fourth down plays including a bad pass toward Antonio Brown.



Michael Vick was ineffective for the Pittsburgh Steelers in a loss to the Ravens. 

After the game Vick said he knew he needed to play better.

“We had chances to win the game,” he said, via The Sporting News. “I had plays I could have made but didn’t.”

“In the fourth quarter, I thought … I really thought that we kind of sealed the deal. Hey, things happen in this league. We’ve all got to find ways to fix it. If you don’t you won’t last long in this league.”

“Ultimately, I think at the end of the day, that fourth-and-1 pass (to Brown has) still got to be made, somehow, some way. That’s it.”

But now there are rumors that the Pittsburgh Steelers may be looking for more help, with Tim Tebow a name coming up in conversation. The Steelers have Landry Jones as backup to Vick, and even if he were not the starter, Tebow could at least offer a backup with the potential to do some of the damage that Vick was once able to do with his legs.



Pittsburgh Steelers Rumors: Could Tim Tebow Take Over For An Ineffective Michael Vick? 

SportsBlog.com even called for Tim Tebow to join the Pittsburgh Steelers as soon as Ben Roethlisberger went down:

“If Ben Roethlisberger is out for the season, then Tim Tebow would be the perfect backup for Michael Vick. 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 actually helps open lanes for running backs. Of course the Steelers high octane passing attack would suffer with Tim Tebow at the helm but Tebow would be a good fit to backup Michael Vick if Ben is done for the season. I don’t think the Steelers are comfortable with Landry Jones at quarterback or they would not have signed Michael Vick to start with.

The Pittsburgh Steelers have not been the only team rumored to be interested in Tim Tebow. Other reports claimed the Dallas Cowboys were interested after the injury to Tony Romo, but Dallas ended up trading for veteran Matt Cassel as a backup to Brandon Weeden.

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  1. andrea says:

    Tebow should be the starter over Michael Vick. My brother said the field goal kicker missed two field goals and the Ravens should have lost. This game proves why Tebow belongs in the NFL.

  2. Sage says:

    I hear Vick was 19 of 26 passing, for 125 yards. Death by dink and dunk.

    Only small minds could love the game played that way.

    • David says:

      Tim has spoiled us.

      In 2010 rookie Tebow averaged 15.95 yards per completion. Ranked 1st for TDs per completion
      In his first 16 games in 2010/2011- 15.3 yards per completion
      Steelers playoff game-NFL record 31.6 yards per completion and 15.05 yards per attempt

      • David says:

        Vick threw 6.52 yards per completion
        Flacco threw 9.45 yards per completion
        This is why Tim Tebow is not an NFL QB. He puts them to shame.

        • TheMascotArmy says:

          It’s because dimwits cant differentiate between a short pass completion% and a long pass one.
          Well, that and 28 1st string QBs cant handle the pressure to perform that Tebow and his fans bring…just the kind of QBs you dont want starting for you.

          • David says:

            Exactly, Tebow makes it hard to “market” the starting QBs that throw 6.52 yds or the 8.2 yds per completion that Bradford threw last week. Tebow breaks the mold passing and rushing.

  3. brandi says:

    Steelers Fans were calling for Tim years ago because Rothlisberger has had so many injuries and his Back-Ups have been more or less ineffective. It started with Charlie Batch who wasn’t all that bad in years past. But this isn’t the same old Steelers who can run the Ball down Opponents throats and count on their Defense to beat up on Opposing Offenses. (Or kick Field Goals, apparently)

    Ben had a big chip on his shoulder over where he went in the Draft. He had serious ego issues that manifested themselves off the Field in some very nasty ways. Word out of Denver was Peyton wanted nothing to do with having Tim looking over his shoulder. I haven’t heard anything. Pittsburgh has a pretty tightly run Organization. But Mike Tomlin has always been a big Fan of Tim’s. He even talked about a dream he had before the Playoff Game of Tim beating them in Overtime that turned out to be pretty much right on the mark. I wouldn’t be at all surprised to hear it’s Ben who wants no part of Tim Tebow to contend with. It brings up too many comparisons of the two men.

  4. David says:

    Adam Schefter ‏@AdamSchefter 5h5 hours ago
    Read into this what you want as it pertains to Andrew Luck’s status, but Colts signed quarterback Josh Johnson.

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