Johnny Manziel reportedly earns impressive score on Wonderlic test
Now we find out he's even got the brains.
Manziel scored a 32 out of 50 on the Wonderlic test given at the NFL scouting combine, according to the NFL Network's Albert Breer -- an impressive score that could boost his draft stock.
Central Florida's Blake Bortles scored a 28 and Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater scored a 20, Breer reports. Bortles and Bridgewater are believed to be Manziel's main competition among quarterbacks in the 2014 NFL draft.
There was one quarterback who beat Manziel: Ivy Leaguer Jeff Mathews of Cornell, who scored a 40.
The 12-minute test measures cognitive ability, with a score of 20 indicating "average" intelligence. Former Bengals punter Pat McInally, a Harvard alum, is the only player to allegedly achieve a perfect score. Another Harvard product, Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, scored a reported 48.
Among the 31 projected 2014 starting quarterbacks who have a reported Wonderlic score, the average is 29.4, according to ESPN. The Chiefs' Alex Smith had the highest score (40), and the Colts' Andrew Luck and 49ers' Colin Kaepernick share the highest (37) of QBs drafted in the last three seasons, ESPN reports.
Turns out some guys can have it all.
At the combine, Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel rang up an impressive score of 32 on the Wonderlic, I'm told. Should help his cause. — Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) April 11, 2014