Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
Let me offer a disclaimer: I don't care one way or another about either of these teams.
That being said, both the Steelers and the Patriots have the infrastructure in place to help Pryor get his life (and career) back on track.
Mike Tomlin and Bill Belichek are two of the best coaches in the NFL. Both have exactly zero tolerance for drama, egotistical behavior or a poor work ethic. Both have a strong track record of developing high-caliber players. Neither would think twice about showing Pryor an excessive amount of tough love (or tough hate).
And that is exactly what Pryor needs—he needs to be in a structured environment where strict boundaries have been set. He needs to be a part of an organization that exemplifies the belief that the team comes first. He needs to associate himself with players that check their egos at the door and are willing to do whatever is in the best interest of the team, period.
Terrelle Pryor will not make or break the Steelers or the Patriots. However, he can learn quite a bit from the players on their respective rosters. He can have an opportunity to experience playoff football (albeit from the sidelines). He can be a part of an organization that has molded many young men into successful professional athletes.
Both New England and Pittsburgh are terrific places for a player like Pryor to start his career. He will likely never start for either team, but that is not all that important right now. What is important is Pryor getting his life and his career back on track. What is important is Pryor demonstrating he has what it takes to be an NFL player.