He's a concussion-prone running back from Northern California.
He's a pot-eating player and former Fighting Illini.
Together, they're the new Odd Couple, coming Thursdays on Fox!
Kidding aside, the Lions' backfield continues to be a mess, and the dark horse in all this remains Ryan Grant, who was offered a contract on Thursday according to SI.com.
Leshoure could be facing suspension. He's a first-time offender, but was arrested twice in two months (and tried to swallow the evidence the second time for good measure). Meanwhile, Best should be cleared for full practice in June, but it's hard to know if the two concussions in two months during the start of the 2011 season will cause more issues down the road.
The fact is that the Lions bet that both backs will be here all year—we know this because the draft happened and they didn't draft anyone, and Kevin Smith is still the third running back on the roster.
The offer to Grant could mean they don't feel that confident, but it's a little late to be worrying, right?
Leshoure has to prove that he didn't lose any of his explosion and bust due to his injury, while Best just has to stay healthy in general and hopefully make it through the summer with no more head trauma.
The truth is that neither back is likely the complete answer this year, and no matter what happens in camp, they will probably split carries.
Splitting carries will ease Best into the game again and help keep him healthy, while it will also hedge the Lions' bets about Leshoure's legs. On top of it, the two of them are different enough backs to where they will complement each other in the same backfield.
It behooves the Lions to use both and not lean on one this year.