The QB Wonderlic Controversy

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  1. CloakNNNdagger

    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

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    I know.......it's the offseason, and it's difficult to find anything halfway interesting to talk about. I came across this year-old piece that lists QB Wonderlic scores. Many dispute the value of this test. This article has an interesting perspective on proportionate and inverse correlations. What's your take? [FOR THE ENTIRE ARTICLE]

     
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    Honoring Earl 34 Hey Koolaid

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    I've highlighted the QBs that are proven IMO . I think that some guys majored in football since they were 12 and that explains why they aren't book smart . I also think it's about how fast you go from brain to arm and the accuracy of that decision .
     
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    Generally speaking, the higher, the better. I think McNabb had a bad day, he's a smarter passer than those around him and he did get a degree at Syracuse.
     
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    I have an autographed authentic Alex Smith jersey that I'm considering placing on Ebay.
     
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    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

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    pair it with a Carr jersey in some frame art and you would have quite the conversation piece in the gameroom.
     
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    The only for-sure fault I can find with your list is that you didn't BOLD multi-MVP, Superbowl winner Brett Favre.

    ...please tell me that was an oversight.
     
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    Goldensilence hipster elite

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    Left off because he's not smart enough to know when to quit. :heh:

    Also thought Hasselbeck should've been bolded. While he's not elite he has proven he can get his team to the SB. I think a fair case can be made for Marc Bulger too.
     
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  9. Honoring Earl 34

    Honoring Earl 34 Hey Koolaid

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    Ooops ... I knew I'd leave off someone .
     
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    bwahahahahaha! :spit:
     
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    Honoring Earl 34 Hey Koolaid

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    You can make a good arguement for those two .
     
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    Honoring Earl 34 Hey Koolaid

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    Alex Smith 40
    Eli Manning 39
    Drew Bledsoe 36
    Matt Leinart 35
    Aaron Rodgers 35
    Steve Young 33
    Joey Harrington 32
    Patrick Ramsey 32
    J.P. Losman 31
    Phillip Rivers 30
    Brady Quinn 29
    Rex Grossman 29
    Troy Aikman 29
    John Elway 29
    Peyton Manning 28
    Kyle Boller 27
    Ryan Leaf 27
    Jay Cutler 26
    Carson Palmer 26
    Akili Smith 26
    Ben Roethlisberger 25
    Byron Leftwich 25
    Chad Pennington 25
    JaMarcus Russell 24
    David Carr 24
    Jason Campbell 23
    Tim Couch 22
    Trent Dilfer 22
    Michael Vick 20
    Daunte Culpepper 18
    Vinny Testeverde 17
    Vince Young 16
    Steve McNair 15
    Randall Cunningham 15
    Dan Marino 15
    Terry Bradshaw 15
    Donovan McNabb 14
    Jeff George 10

    !st round picks .

    HOF QBs in bold letters or soon to be IMO .
     
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    Honoring Earl 34 Hey Koolaid

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    Tony Romo 37
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    Matt Schaub 31 ****** I think he's smart enough , he needs to stay on the field .
    Marc Bulger 29
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    Drew Brees 28
    Brett Favre 22
    Randall Cunningham 15
    David Garrard 14

    Best of the QBs outside the 1st round .

    HOF or maybe IMO in bold .
     
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    Alright now, this time you left Favre completely OFF the list. WTF? :foottap:
     
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    Honoring Earl 34 Hey Koolaid

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    Favre was a second round pick who was drafted by the Falcons . Glanville was pissed because he wanted a LB and wouldn't have anything to do with him . The GM ... I think Wolf ... went to Green Bay and traded a 1st rounder to the Falcons for Favre . Glanville showed them didn't he .
     
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    Alright, I missed the 1st Rounder part...my bad. But, much like Demeco, Favre was a pretty good bargain for a very high 2nd rounder.
     
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    Honoring Earl 34 Hey Koolaid

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    The funny thing about Favre is , he was a wishbone QB in highschool . His Dad was his coach and said that was the best offense for the personel they had . His dad took him to Southern Miss for an audition because he wasn't offered scholarships . The coach told his dad that they didn't need a wishbone QB , which his dad said ... he can throw , we just didn't throw much . They let Favre throw and signed him and the rest is history .
     
  18. CloakNNNdagger

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    He also "earned" a special ed oriented teacher
    degree before he scored his near-Vick Wonderlic. I think kids benefited from his final career choice.
     
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    Some of the scores can be very misleading though. Drew Henson scored a 42, but he was 26 years old. You have gained a vast amount of knowledge as a 26 year old compared to a 21-22 year old which gives a guy like Henson an easier time on the test. Obvioulsy he's a smart guy, but he has an advantage on the test because of his age.
     
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    To me....looks like proof that the wonderlic test doesn't mean beans about how good a QB will be in the NFL.
     

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