Some food for thought regarding Randy Moss heading to the Tennessee Titans. Titans fans should be rejoicing right now. Randy Moss effectively tripled the IQ of the skilled positions for the Titans football team. Why do I say that? Let’s take a look at some evidence.
“The Wonderlic Personnel Test is a twelve-minute, fifty-question test used to assess the aptitude of prospective employees for learning and problem-solving in a wide range of occupations. The score is calculated as the number of correct answers given in the allotted time. A score of 20 is intended to indicate average intelligence (corresponding to an intelligence quotient of 100; a rough conversion is accomplished via the following formula: IQ = (2WPT + 60).”
This test has grown in popularity because it is now synonymous with NFL rookies. The NFL administers this test to see if their possible rookies have any football/life I.Q at all. For a frame of reference on the scale;
50 = highest possible score, superior intelligence
30 = Very bright, you shouldn’t be living at home
20 = average intelligence (similar to IQ of 100)
15 = Equivalent to unskilled worker
10 and Below = Mental retardation
To be honest, we have no idea what Randy Moss’ wonderlic score was…. However we DO KNOW that Chris Johnson scored a 10 in his first go round on the wonderlic while Vince Young scored a 6. Please refer again to scale above… Whatever score Randy Moss received, we are happy to safely bet that is easily doubled, and possibly tripled the Titans I.Q. at the skilled positions. Great pick up.