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And Another Thing


Oh, the Wonder(lic) of it all

So, have you heard about Tim Tebow's Wonderlic score?

It was 22.

That makes him A) dumber than Jimmy Clausen; B) dumber than an Adirondack chair; or C) neither of the above, because the Wonderlic is about as accurate a predictor of NFL success as the SAT is of academic success in college.

The answer: "C."

Yes, Jimmy Clausen did beat him by one point. And, yes, he scored significantly lower than Sam Bradford and Colt McCoy, the two other big-deal quarterbacks who'll go on the auction block in the April draft.

But, you know, so what?

As has been frequently documented, Brett Favre, Jim Kelly, Donovan McNabb and Dan Marino all scored in the teens in the Wonderlic. And their careers turned out sort of OK.

On the other hand ... he did get beat by Jimmy Clausen. So he's got that not going for him.

Ben Smith's blog.