What's So Hard About the Wonderlic...

>> Thursday, March 11, 2010

Every year we're bombarded with a listing of subpar Wonderlic test scores during the NFL combine season, and it continues to boggle the mind at how poorly these meat heads do on this exam.

This isn't an organic chemistry exam at 8:00 in the morning with a monotone, Jewish professor that we're talking about, folks. This is the kind of stuff that a high school freshman with full motor skills can score at least a 20 when taking this exam.

Don't believe me? Take a gander at an example Wonderlic exam.

Explain to me how Vince Young scored a whopping 6 on that exam? I don't want to hear the excuse that there was a problem with his first exam!

Other examples of brilliant minds gracing the football field...

Jeff George-10
Dan Marino-16
Donovan McNabb-14
David Irons-4

While the Wonderlic test doesn't determine NFL success in any form, it just makes me wonder what careers these people would have been forced to assume had they not been blessed with their god-given talents.

Where would we have been likely to run into the likes of Jeff George and David Irons had they not chosen the path of football? Burger King? Penzoil Quick and Lube?