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Patrick Mahomes Wonderlic Score

Patrick Mahomes was one of the top top quarterbacks drafted in the 2017 NFL draft, being taken 10th overall by the Kansas City Chiefs and went on to lead the Chiefs to a Superbowl victory over the San Francisco 49er in 2020.

Patrick Mahomes scored a 24 on the Wonderlic which is about middle-of-the-pack when looking at the score of quarterbacks. Because most teams generally consider Wonderlic scores if they are below average, and given Mahomes’ proven on the field talent, his Wonderlic test score was not significantly affected on draft day.

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Our quick sample test is a 25-question multiple-choice test to help you prepare for a Wonderlic test. An official Wonderlic test will contain 50 questions, so this can be a helpful tool as you prepare to take an official test. You will have 6 minutes to answer the 25 questions and you will get one point for every correct answer. There is no penalty for an incorrect answer, so as you practice, be aware of the timer so you can answer as many questions as possible to give yourself the best chance for a high score. When you are ready to begin your Wonderlic practice test, click the "Start" button below.

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42 x 0 x 6 =

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Which following list of odd numbers totals 56?

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Which number is largest?

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What month is five months after March?

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A box of candies contains caramel chocolates and chocolates with nuts.  There are 3 times more caramel chocolates as there are chocolates with nuts. If there are 20 chocolates total, how many are there of each type?

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Sand is to beach as ____ is to road

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1800 hours is what time in standard time?

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(15 ÷ 5) x (10 ÷ 2) =

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The bones that make up the spine are:

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Sally wants 3 dozen peanut butter cookies, 4 dozen snickerdoodles, and a dozen chocolate chip cookies. How many cookies will Sally have?

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If it takes 2 minutes to make it through the circuit and Josh is number 32 in line, how long will it be until he is done?

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When folded into a cube, which of the following corners would be touching each other?

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REDACT, REACT – Do these words:

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Rearrange the words to make a complete sentence. What word follows vacation? Vacation Mike took to beach the a

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If you have 3 dimes, 5 quarters, and 6 nickels, how much change do you have?

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When folded into a solid shape, which corner touches corner "A?"

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ROYGBIV stands for:

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How many exact pairs are there: 5656/5656 3458/3468, 5239/5239, 8967/8967, 1432/1432

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An oven can cook 3 thin crust pizzas in an hour or 1 deep dish pizza in a hour. If you have one oven, how much time do you need to make 12 thin crust pizzas and 4 deep dish pizzas?

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Are the following two words similar, contradictory, or not related?

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When folded into a cube, which of the following corners would touch corner "A?"

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How many sides does a septagon have?

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A new phone sells for $250 and a used one sells for $75. How many of each are sold if the sales for the day totals $625?

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There are 4 times as many used cars in the car dealership lot as there as new cars. There are 120 cars total in the dealership lot. How many new cars are in the car dealership lot?

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Select the word that is different from the others

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More on Patrick Mahomes’ Wonderlic Score

Looking at the quarterbacks in Mahomes’ class, he was drafted second in his draft class behind Mitchell Trubisky. Using the table below, you can view all Wonderlic scores of quarterbacks drafted in 2017, organized by their draft position.

QuarterbackWonderlic ScorePositionTeam
Mitchell Trubisky25Round 1 – No. 2Bears
Patrick Mahomes24Round 1 – No. 10Chiefs
Deshaun Watson20Round 1 – No. 12Texans
Deshone Kizer28Round 2 – No. 52Browns
Davis Webb25Round 3 – No. 87Giants
C.J. Beathard26Round 3 – No. 10449ers
Josh Dobbs29Round 4 – No.135Steelers
Nathan Peterman33Round 5 – No. 171Bills
Brad Kaaya34Round 6 – No. 215Lions
Chad Kelly22Round 7 – No. 253Broncos

None of the Wonderlic test scores were outstanding in 2017, so it did not seem to play a big factor in 2017. For comparison, Jared Goff scored a 36 and Carson Wentz scored a 40 the year before the 2017 draft. Both of their scores are higher than any QB Wonderlic score in the 2017 draft.

Mahomes’ score is also above average when compared to the general population. As you can see in the graph below, a very small percentage of the population scores 35 or higher, and the average is close to 20.

About Patrick Mahomes

Pat Mahomes played his College football at Texas Tech, where he was known for putting up big stats through the air and on the ground. Mahomes won the starting position his freshman year and had impressive numbers for both his Freshman and Sophomore seasons. However, his Junior season was his most impressive year and caught the eye of many NFL scouts. He threw for 5052 yards, 41 passing touchdowns, 12 rushing touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He also proved to be a more composed quarterback, recognizing open receivers, controlling the tempo of his offense and consistently making accurate throws.

Mahomes also seems to have the talent required at the NFL level and shows a great deal of promise as a starter in the NFL. His arm strength may be the best in this year’s quarterback class, and he has been known to throw bullets to receivers in tight windows (which will only get tighter in the NFL). In fact, he is known to throw 93 mph fastballs as a baseball pitcher.

With most college quarterback being drafted, there will be many adjustments that Mahomes will need to make at the NFL level. Many of the plays he ran in college, including screens, quick passes and quarterback runs, will not be reliable in the NFL. While Mahomes was excellent at scrambling and extending the play, he will now be up against the strongest and fastest defensive football players in the world. He will need to learn the fine line at the NFL level of when to scramble and how to avoid costly sacks or interceptions when under pressure.

About the Wonderlic Test

The Wonderlic test is a cognitive ability test given to all participants of the NFL Scouting Combine. All test takers must complete the entire 50 question test in under 12 minutes, meaning they are given only about 14 seconds per question. Questions are similar to what you would expect to find on an IQ test and calculators are not allowed to solve math related questions. 

While many argue that it is not a good measure of future success for all position players, many consider it to be particularly important for quarterbacks. Because good quarterbacks at the NFL level must memorize opposing defensive players and schemes along with knowing their own offensive information, some form of cognitive ability testing seems appropriate for the position. Because the Wonderlic is a test of both smarts and quick thinking, it also seems appropriate for a football position that demands the ability to think fast.

Because quarterbacks are at a premium during this particular offseason, a great deal of attention will be given to Patrick Mahomes and his Wonderlic test score, along with other statistics coming from the NFL combine.