No Tackling Dummy: Jameis Winston Scores Solid on Wonderlic

Jameis Winston
The Associated Press

The cops called Jameis Winston a thief. A girl called him a rapist. Nobody should call him a dummy.

The controversial quarterback scored a reported 27 on the Wonderlic test at the NFL Combine. The 50-question, 12-minute test gauges the intelligence of potential draft picks for their suitors in the NFL.

Saints tight end Ben Watson and Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick rank highest among active players. They both scored a 48.

The Florida State quarterback’s 27 puts him one point behind Peyton Manning and Drew Brees but two points ahead of Ben Roethlisberger. His 27 gives him the same score as Joe Flacco. What do all those guys have in common? Super Bowl rings.

But Tom Brady owns four rings. He also owns a 33 score on the Wonderlic. So, too, does Jameis Winston’s primary competition to hear his name called first in the upcoming draft. Marcus Mariota can say he’s faster and smarter than Winston. Can he say he possesses a cannon comparable to his predecessor hoisting the Heisman?

Winston’s no Andrew Luck, who scored a 37. But it’s worth noting that the former Heisman Trophy-winner won admission to Stanford, too.

Immature? Sure. Stupid? No way.