Tagovailoa’s Wonderlic Score Contested
It was recently reported that Tua Tagovailoa scored a 13 on his Wonderlic Test at the NFL Combine in February. According to NBC Boston's Albert Breer, Tagovailoa actually scored a 19 on the cognitive ability and problem-solving test. While still one of the lowest scores reported, 19 is much closer to the quarterback average of 24.
Former Alabama and Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts also scored reportedly higher on the test than originally reported. Hurts was originally accredited with an 18, but Breer reports he scored a 21. Both the former teammates ranked in the bottom two for quarterback scores, but the correction is worth noting.
Could teams and agents be intentionally leaking poor results to influence the quarterbacks draft status? With only a week until the draft each tidbit of information can be used to sway teams on prospects.
Some notable quarterback scores on the test were: Patrick Mahomes - 24, Dan Marino -16, Peyton Manning -28, Lamar Jackson -13, Jim Kelly - 15, Tom Brady - 33.
The Wonderlic is a 50-question, multiple choice, test with a 12-minute time limit. It is administered at the NFL Combine every year to measure a prospects reasoning and problem solving skills.