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    QB Wonderlic scores

    The average score among the past seven Super Bowl winners is a 30.1.

    Wonderlic scores for the NFL's projected starting quarterbacks:

    1. Ryan Fitzpatrick 48
    2. Alex Smith 40
    3. Eli Manning 39
    4. Matt Stafford 38
    5. Tony Romo 37
    6. Aaron Rodgers 35
    6. Matt Leinart 35
    8. Tom Brady 33
    9. Matt Ryan 32
    10. Matt Schaub 31
    11. Philip Rivers 30
    12. Matt Hasselbeck 29
    12. Marc Bulger 29
    12. Brady Quinn 29
    15. Kevin Kolb 28
    15. Mark Sanchez 28
    15. Peyton Manning 28
    15. Drew Brees 28
    18. Josh Freeman 27
    18. Joe Flacco 27
    20. Carson Palmer 26
    20. Jay Cutler 26
    20. Kyle Orton 26
    23. Ben Roethlisberger 25
    24. Jason Campbell 23
    25. Brett Favre 22
    25. Tim Tebow 22
    25. Chad Henne 22
    28. Bruce Gradkowski 19
    29. Vince Young 15
    30. Donovan McNabb 14
    30. David Garrard 14
    Unknown: Matt Cassel, Matt Moore

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    interesting post. i wonder how many points you get for spelling your name.

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    Wouldn't put to much emphasis on that. JaMarcus had a better score than both of them and Favre.

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    Dupe of a dupe of a dupe.

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    didn't Dan Marino have like a score of 10?
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    Quote Originally Posted by uglyduck View Post
    1. Ryan fitzpatrick 48
    15. Peyton manning 28
    lol!

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    The wonderlic is as useless of a gauge of football playing ability as the 40-time.

    Game film is ALWAYS THE BEST way to evaluate a player.

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    Means nothing...Favre, Manning, Brees, McNabb...all have lower scores..I think wonderlic is such a useless thing

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    As I've said before, I think a very good wonderlic score is more meaningful than a bad wonderlic score. It's a very short test, and your frame of mind factors in your score, so a bad score does not necessarily mean low IQ. However, a high score is no fluke. If you can score 30 or higher, you're probably pretty sharp.

    An average score, in the low twenties, is somewhat worrying. It shows effort, and the score is pretty low, but the test is so short, it's not nearly as meaningful as a longer IQ test or even the SATs.

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    Agree with all that caution reading too much into the numbers.

    That said, I'm a little concerned that Campbell is below the Roethlisberger Line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JUSTautumnWINd View Post
    As I've said before, I think a very good wonderlic score is more meaningful than a bad wonderlic score. It's a very short test, and your frame of mind factors in your score, so a bad score does not necessarily mean low IQ. However, a high score is no fluke. If you can score 30 or higher, you're probably pretty sharp.

    An average score, in the low twenties, is somewhat worrying. It shows effort, and the score is pretty low, but the test is so short, it's not nearly as meaningful as a longer IQ test or even the SATs.
    But conversely, a high wonderlic can also indicate that a player is likely to think too much on the field and winds up with paralysis by analysis. A wonderlic score can mean both good and bad, thus it must be thrown out as an indicator of football talent/ability to play the game.

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    The test is heavy on math. Take it with a grain of salt. Plus its 50 questions in 12 minutes, so you only have a few seconds for each question and a lot of people don't necessarily get questions wrong, they just don't finish the test. The test isn't short at all, the time given to complete it is short.

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    1. Ryan Fitzpatrick 48
    2. Alex Smith 40
    3. Eli Manning 39
    4. Matt Stafford 38
    5. Tony Romo 37
    6. Aaron Rodgers 35
    6. Matt Leinart 35
    8. Tom Brady 33
    9. Matt Ryan 32
    10. Matt Schaub 31
    11. Philip Rivers 30
    12. Matt Hasselbeck 29
    12. Marc Bulger 29
    12. Brady Quinn 29
    15. Kevin Kolb 28
    15. Mark Sanchez 28
    15. Peyton Manning 28
    15. Drew Brees 28
    18. Josh Freeman 27
    18. Joe Flacco 27
    20. Carson Palmer 26
    20. Jay Cutler 26
    20. Kyle Orton 26
    23. Ben Roethlisberger 25
    24. Jason Campbell 23
    25. Brett Favre 22
    25. Tim Tebow 22
    25. Chad Henne 22
    28. Bruce Gradkowski 19
    29. Vince Young 15
    30. Donovan McNabb 14
    30. David Garrard 14
    31. 16 to 88 0.0

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    There's always been some question about JCam's wonderlic scores. CBSsports and USAToday list his combine score as 28.

    This site list his scores as 14, 27 and 28.

    Rumors and Rants Blog Archive Bring On The Annual Wonderlic Fun

    I know the 14 was when he took the test as a junior at Auburn. Several thoughts as to why it was so low the first time. I saw one poster on an Auburn board say that Jason took too long answering the questions. He overthinks on the field at times. Someone else speculated that he didn't take the test seriously since he wasn't expected to be drafted very high until his senior year. The 14 brought on a lot of negative post from the non JC fans on the Redskins board.

    I've read that the score of 27 was when the test was taken at the Senior Bowl and the 28 was at the combine. The score of 28 prompted one reporter to accuse JC of cheating because he doubled his junior year score. No sure how that would be possible in a place where everyone recognized you. Cadillac W. said that Auburn used tutors after he, RB and JC scored low as juniors and all three of them raised their scores at the combine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaiderDee View Post
    The wonderlic is as useless of a gauge of football playing ability as the 40-time.

    Game film is ALWAYS THE BEST way to evaluate a player.
    Exactly. Some people do not do well on written tests. Football especially QB position is a very reactive position under pressure. If you can not think on your feet and react under pressure your chances of being a good or great NFL QB are not good.
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