Is Terrelle Pryor Just Another Tim Tebow?

After being selected in the third round of the 2011 supplemental draft by the Oakland Raiders, quarterback Terrelle Pryor has followed an interesting career path that some may compare to the polarizing Tim Tebow. 

Like Tebow, Pryor has flashed ability, but has been unable to make a breakthrough so far in the NFL as a quarterback. 

Both are similar not only in career paths, but both also share some of the same issues and strengths on the field, as ESPN's Skip Bayless pointed out:

Terrelle Pryor/Tim Tebow similar in QB ability. But Tebow makes more big plays, running option, completing big late passes, igniting team.

— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) August 14, 2012

Now before you freak out for having to read the master troll's opinion, let's be clear on one thing—he may be right about this one. 

Let's take a look at how Pryor is following a career path eerily similar to Tebow's—which isn't a good thing. 


On the Field

First of all, Pryor may be experiencing Tebow's journey in a sense so far because of his skill set. Tebow weighs in at 6'3" and 236 pounds. Pryor? 6'6" and 233 pounds. 

Tebow is a dual-threat quarterback who enjoys pulling the ball down and acting as a bruising running back. During his best year with the Denver Broncos, he threw for over 1,700 yards and 12 touchdowns while adding over 600 yards and six touchdowns on the ground. 

Conversely, Pryor has not had as much experience in the league yet, but he flashed ability with the Raiders last season when he threw for over 150 yards and two scores with another 51 yards and a touchdown as a runner. 

In his 30 attempts as an NFL quarterback so far, Pryor has completed just 46.7 percent of his passes. The only time Tebow has acted as a starter and attempted more than 200 passes was 2011 with Denv...

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