Breaking Down the Quarterback Wonderlic Results

With the Carson Quitter situation still no where close to resolved,  it is painfully apparent that the Bengals will use at least one draft pick on a quarterback.  Thus, the question becomes:  Who is the best QB for the Bengals?  Size, arm strength, athleticism, college scheme, and won-loss record all play a major role in determining who is the best fit, and at what round.  Collecting and analyzing as much hard data as possible is the first step in any evaluation.

One more data point was released by Chris Mortensen recently:  Their Wonderlic results.  These intelligence evaluations are important for any position, but are arguably most essential when specifically evaluating quarterbacks.  The Bengals are the team that drafted Pat McInally, the Harvard QB and punter who scored a perfect on the test.  They’ve drafted a few signal-callers with lower scores too.  Akili Smith leaps to mind.

So with that in mind, here are the scores:

  • Greg McElroy (Alabama): 43
  • Blaine Gabbert (Missouri): 42
  • Nathan Enderle (Idaho): 38
  • Colin Kaepernick (Nevada): 37
  • Christian Ponder (Florida State): 35
  • Ricky Stanzi (Iowa): 30
  • Andy Dalton (Texas Christian): 29
  • Ryan Mallett (Arkansas): 26
  • Cam Newton (Auburn): 21
  • Jake Locker (Washington): 20
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