Time To Resume NFL Wonderlic Test Debate

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 28: Defensive back Morris Claiborne of LSU participates in a drill during the 2012 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 28, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

With the recent news that LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne, a top-ten pick in this month's NFL draft, scored the incredibly low grade of a four on the Wonderlic test, the debate resumes on the need for this so-called measure of intelligence and how it translates onto the playing field. In an article on NFL Combine Results, the only other score released so far has been Stanford QB Andrew Luck's, which was a lofty 41 out of a possible 50.

Of course, these scores are unofficial, just like former Texas and Tennessee Titans QB Vince Young's initially reported score of six was, then moved up to 13 by the time it became official six years ago, according to a story on Pro Football Talk. A website called 40-yard-dash-times.com lists Wonderlic results for starting quarterbacks around the league, including the Baltimore Ravens' Joe Flacco (27).

(Click on the 'Jump' to see unofficial Wonderlic scores for other starting QB's in the NFL)

Other noticeable scores at this key position include:

Ryan Fitzpatrick (Buffalo Bills): 48

Eli Manning (New York Giants): 39

Tony Romo (Dallas Cowboys): 37

Tom Brady (New England Patriots): 33

Matt Ryan (Atlanta Falcons): 32

Peyton Manning (Denver Broncos): 28

Drew Brees (New Orleans Saints): 28

Ben Roethlisberger (Pittsburgh Steelers): 25

Tim Tebow (New YorkJets): 22

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