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Tim Tebow has Pittsburgh Steelers who believe in him

Since Tim Tebow was released by the New York Jets in late April, the quarterback has fielded offers from Ron Jaworski's Philadelphia Soul as well as the Omaha Beef, an indoor football team based in Nebraska.

Tebow hasn't drawn a whiff of interest from NFL teams, which has led to speculation that the media circus might be driving him out of the league. While unnamed scouts line up to point out his deficiencies as a passer, it has become increasingly rare to find anyone associated with the NFL willing to acknowledge that Tebow can succeed even as a backup quarterback.

A year and a half removed from their playoff exit at the hand of Tebow, the Pittsburgh Steelers still believe.

"Why not? Tebow, just from what I see, is an awesome guy and a talent," Steelers linebacker Larry Foote told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Joe Starkey. "He won some games, had some success. We know it first-hand. I think he should be somewhere at least competing for a job. I think he's earned that."

Defensive end Brett Keisel similarly believes Tebow will "get another shot." Backup quarterback Bruce Gradkowski is a "little surprised" the polarizing quarterback can't find an NFL job with a resume that includes a winning record as an NFL starter.

Count Foote among those who believe Tebow already would have an NFL home if it wasn't for the surrounding media crush.

"You guys are the reason he's not in the league," an admonishing Foote told Starkey. "It's your fault."

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