When Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Mike Wallace failed his conditioning test earlier last week, many speculated that Wallace wasn’t in shape and that he wasn’t taking this opportunity seriously. That couldn’t be any further from the truth and Wallace shortly after passed the test.
Wallace himself believes that the Ravens conditioning test might be the toughest in the NFL as he stated via the Ravens official site below.
“Anybody who comes here, I advise them that they better be ready for that test,” Wallace noted. “That’s got to be the toughest conditioning test in the league. . .You think, ‘Alright, I’ve been working out four or five days a week. I’m going to breeze this test.’ You get out there and it’s a lot tougher on the legs.”
The Ravens conditioning test isn’t an easy test at all. Quality players in the past like Lardarius Webb and former Raven Jacoby Jones failed the test before. Over the years, the Ravens overall conditioning during training camp has been regarded as the one of the toughest, if not the toughest practices in the NFL under head coach John Harbaugh.
Other teams around the league do not have the same standard for a conditioning test like the Ravens do. Every team varies in terms of what is required to pass a conditioning test.