Otherwise, they have a lot in common.
Both players call Texas their home state, and both are 29 years old.
They are both winless in the postseason, too, though Dalton has led five teams that made the playoffs compared to just three for Stafford, who has been in the league two years longer.
The strong-armed Stafford can boast of a better pedigree, having been the No. 1-rated high school quarterback in the class of 2006 and the No. 1 overall pick in 2009.
Dalton was also a member of the ’06 recruiting class, though he was ranked No. 28. Five years later, the Bengals drafted him in the second round.
And yet Dalton has accomplished more so far in the league.
RELATED: Looking ahead as Bengals wind down preseason
Dalton has a higher career quarterback rating (89.1 to 86.8) and three Pro Bowl selections to Stafford’s one.
While Stafford’s teams are just 51-58 with him under center, Dalton’s are 21 games over .500 (56-35-1).
Might fans of both teams wonder if they could do better? Yeah, probably.
But they can also be sure they could do a lot worse.
Welcome to the quarterback picture in today’s NFL.