Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 12/14/11

NEW ORLEANS - NOVEMBER 30: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots warms ups against the New Orleans Saints at Louisana Superdome on November 30, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Tim Tebow vs. Tom Brady:  Are they similar?  With the impending Sunday matchup of the New England Patriots and the Denver Broncos in Mile High Stadium, much has been made of the differences of the two quarterbacks Tom Brady and Tim Tebow.  Yes we know, Tom Brady is a pocket passer who meticulously reads defenses and uses his mind to overcome the opposition and Tebow uses his legs and his physical endurance to outlast teams late in the game and rally a win.  They are different and no one can argue that, but what about their similarities.  How are they alike when you compare both of their sophomore seasons in the NFL? They both took over the reigns of their teams in their second year.  Brady took over for an injured Drew Bledsoe in Week three as a starter.  Tebow took over for Kyle Orton who was rendered utterly ineffective in the first four and a half games, he became the starter in week six. Both teams were coming off of very disappointing seasons, the Patriots in 2000 went 5-11...
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