They're cut from cloths both completely different and strikingly similar.
Tim Tebow and Terrelle Pryor are both former hyped college quarterbacks, though one was a two-time national champion, while the other never lifted his team to the lofty plateaus expected. They both turned heads with their running ability, though one was a straight-forward bruiser, while the other was elusive, quick and dangerous in the open field.
They're both polarizing to the public, though one puts people off due to a squeaky-clean image characterized by religious intensity, while the other does so with a sullied reputation characterized by a program-dismantling scandal and bouts of immaturity.
And both have had their NFL futures doubted by the pundits. In that regard, Tebow and Pryor are in the same boat, though they took wildly different paths to get there.
Tebow and Pryor have had to face the same questions, over and over, about whether they could make it as quarterbacks at the NFL level, as neither one had to rely on his arm to excel in the college ranks. And yet, here they are, field generals on NFL rosters, Tebow going to Denver with a first-round pick and Pryor now in Oakland via a third-round supplemental draft choice.
With both at the beginnings of their professional careers, it's easy to wonder which controversial quarterback will have the better career. Let's look at some qualities, both on the field and off, and both physical and mental, that are vital for any quality NFL quarterback.