The Pittsburgh Steelers were knocked out of the NFL Playoffs by the Denver Broncos and Tim Tebow, as I'm sure you all remember. But Tebow and Roesthlisberger were also linked in an interesting way regarding the 2012 Pro Bowl. Roehtlisberger made the roster while Tebow was named an alternate. If Roethlisberger decided not to make the trip to Hawaii because of his ankle injury, Tebow would make the roster. Turns out that is not the case.
More coming at PFT, but we're told Ben Roethlisberger (ankle) "definitely" is going to Hawaii for Pro Bowl, which will keep Tim Tebow out.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) January 23, 2012
I wonder if the alternate quarterback was someone other than Tebow, the man who ended their season, if Roethlisberger would be more willing to sit out and let the alternate into the game.