Johnny Manziel reportedly wows on Wonderlic
APR 11, 2014 9:58a ET
Add on smarts to swag and Johnny Football is looking even better.
The Texas A&M quarterback reportedly aced the Wonderlic test, a 50-question test taken in 12 minutes and used by NFL teams to measures the IQs of college prospects.
At the combine, Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel rang up an impressive score of 32 on the Wonderlic, I'm told. Should help his cause.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) April 11, 2014
Manziel's Wonderlic score of 32 wasn't the highest of any QB at this year's combine, however. Cornell QB Jeff Matthews scored a 40.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) April 11, 2014
Leave it to the guy from Cornell to trump Manziel's strong number.
While the Wonderlic numbers are certainly intriguing, they're no sure sign of NFL success. Keep in mind that former first round pick Blaine Gabbert is said to have scored a 42 on the test and former Ivy League quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick notched a perfect score. Gabbert's toiling as a potential big-time bust, jettisoned from Jacksonville and Fitzpatrick will be fighting with T.J. Yates, Case Keenum and whoever the Texans may draft for their starting quarterback gig.
Frank Gore, on the other hand, reportedly scored a 6 and has become a stalwart in San Francisco's backfield.
The NFL never officially releases the scores but the numbers often leak. Here's how a couple of the other top quarterbacks reportedly fared.
And as for the other two quarterbacks there with Manziel -- Blake Bortles scored a 28 and Teddy Bridgewater scored a 20.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) April 11, 2014
Will this improve Manziel's draft stock? It can't hurt. He definitely reeks of someone who would have been a "Stansbury man."
Johnny Manziel reportedly scored 32 on Wonderlic. Biggest surprise test score since Zack Morris got a 1502 on SAT?— LostLettermen.com (@LostLettermen) April 11, 2014