Quarterback Kelly Bryant’s first start with Missouri didn’t go as planned. While Bryant threw for 423 yards and two touchdowns, Missouri fell to Wyoming in shocking fashion, 37-31.

But if there’s any signal caller that won’t be phased from the negative media attention that’s come as a result of the loss over the last week, it’s probably Bryant. At least that’s what former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow would argue.

“I think he’s someone, as far as that (going through adversity) goes, is kind of a veteran in hearing the good, the bad, the ugly, whatever it is,” Tebow told the media Friday. “He can handle that. Even though it was a bad loss, he can handle that and still lead this team.”

At Clemson, Bryant faced the difficult task of replacing the legendary Deshaun Watson, but he did that admirably, leading the Tigers to their third straight College Football Playoff appearance in 2017. His reward for that, though, was a competition with all-world freshman Trevor Lawrence last year. Bryant remained Clemson’s starter until the end of September, but he did eventually lose his starting role to Lawrence, which led Bryant to the transfer portal and eventually Missouri.

There isn’t another quarterback in the country that’s gone through those unique circumstances — replacing a legend and then competing with the next Andrew Luck. Rebounding from the Wyoming loss is a small hurdle compared to those two tough situations.