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Peyton Manning Wonderlic Score

Peyton Manning has always been a star ever since playing football. Having a quarterback legend as a father, being the top college football recruit in the country, dominating at Tennessee, being the first pick in the 1998 NFL draft, and not breaking stride throughout his entire career in the NFL. Not to mention two Super Bowl victories, the last being the final game of his career. All of this has lead him to have an almost certain spot in the NFL Hall of Fame.

Needless to say, “average” would not be an adjective often used to describe Peyton Manning, but Peyton Manning’s Wonderlic test score of 28 is just that – average.

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Which of these numbers is the smallest?

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How many sides does a septagon have?

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

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Mike is 11 years old. Jim is twice as old as Mike. When Jim is 50 years old, how old will Mike be?

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How many of the six pairs of items listed below are exact duplicates?

Myron, J.T.   Mryon, J.T.
Bitters M.M.   Bitters M.M
Aldrich, B.J.   Aldrich, B.J.
Hoff, J.B.   Hoff, J.P.
Simms,G.K.   Simms,C.K.
Elvis, P.R.   Elvis, P.R.

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Which number is largest?

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What is the mathematical average of the number of weeks in a year, days in a week, and the number of days in January?

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Rearrange the words to form a complete sentence. Is it true or false? 5 Pentagon A has sides

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

Enhance   Entrance

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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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Cow is to milk as orange is to:

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Reduce the fraction 21/49 to its lowest terms.

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16 ÷ 2.5 =

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If the first two statements are true, is the last statement true as well? Marcia only drinks sweet tea in the summer. Marcia has a sweet tea with her dinner. It is summer.

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1800 hours is what time in standard time?

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Which of the following is not a whole number followed by its square?

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

Sever   Adjoin

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From the list below, select all of the words that could properly complete this sentence:  The car ___________ over the road.

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If sales tax is 6% and you buy a shirt for $25 how much do you owe?

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A tandem bike means that is has __seats

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If rent is $1238 a month how much will you owe for 6 months?

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If the first two statements are true, is the last statement true as well? When it rains Julie wears a yellow coat. Julie has on a yellow coat. It is raining.

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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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In a leap year, how many days does February have?

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The bill is for $19.56 and you pay $50.01. How much change should you get?

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A Wonderlic test is similar in structure to an IQ test, and a 20 or 21 is considered the average score. This is in the same way that an IQ score of 100 is considered average. So we can infer that Peyton Manning’s IQ test score is above average. However, a Wonderlic score of 28 is shocking to most people as Peyton Manning is known to study the game more than coaches and control the line of scrimmage and pick up blitzes that is only thanks to hours of preparation and a really good memory.

Many people who know more about football than I do, including Richard Sherman, rank Peyton Manning as the smartest quarterback in the NFL.

To show that Peyton Manning’s Wonderlic score is quite average take a look at the Wonderlic test scores of all active quarterbacks that have won Super Bowls.

  • Eli Manning – 39
  • Aaron Rodgers – 35
  • Tom Brady – 33
  • Peyton Manning – 28
  • Drew Brees – 28
  • Russell Wilson – 28
  • Joe Flacco – 27
  • Ben Roethlisberger – 25

Few would argue that Eli Manning has had a better career as an NFL quarterback that his older brother Peyton (unless you’re only counting Super Bowl rings) but it is interesting to see that Peyton and Eli have such a big difference in Wonderlic test scores.

Is it possible that Peyton Manning just had a bad day? Maybe he didn’t have time to eat a well-balanced breakfast, he was running late, and he thought he had 15 minutes to take the test instead of 12.

It’s entirely possible, but then again that would be speculating.

While the Wonderlic test is only 50 questions and must be completed in 12 minutes, studies have shown that individuals who take the Wonderlic test (with different questions) over and over again will receive similar scores. So theoretically if Peyton Manning were to take the Wonderlic test again now, he would receive a similar score to when he took the test back in 1998.

In fairness to Peyton Manning, his score of 28 is actually slightly above average. Quarterbacks average a score of 24 on the Wonderlic while all NFL players average about a 20.

Also, many famous NFL quarterbacks had terrible Wonderlic scores but went on to have great NFL careers. Most notably Vinny Testaverde (17) Terry Bradshaw (16) and Dan Marino (15).

Finally, Peyton did score better on the Wonderlic than his 1998 draft rival Ryan Leaf who scored a 27.