By Rock Mayock 9:00 a.m. | Our friends at Fox Sports brought us stunning news today. According to Fox, former Texas Longhorns standout and #3 overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft Vince Young is flat ass broke. How did VY burn through his $26 million guaranteed money from the Tennessee Titans? Supposedly a series of bad business relationships which include VY’s long time agent, Major Adams, and financial planner, Ronnie Peoples, have been identified as causes for VY’s indebtedness. Through their attorneys, both Adams and Peoples have asserted that VY’s spending habits, not their wrongdoings, is the culprit for his predicament. Apparently late nights at the club and getting into fights with strippers are not sound investment strategies. Perhaps it’s time that we revisit the always controversial Wonderlic debate.
All the way back in April of 2011, the FOOTBALLPHDS explored the Top 5 Red Flags for draft prospects. On this list of red flags was a warning about subpar Wonderlic scores. As we know the Wonderlic test is nothing more than a general aptitude test that measures general cognitive ability. The average Wonderlic for an NFL prospect is around 20, and the average score for a quarterback is 24. For those of you who are keeping score, it is rumored that VY scored a 6.
To put VY’s score in perspective consider the correlation between an individual’s Wonderlic score and their career path. For your benefit we have expressed this correlation in the form of a chart.
Due to the fact the highest score on the Wonderlic is 50, a perfect score infers cognitive capabilities that qualify as exceptional or “gifted.” Therefore you would expect that individuals with high Wonderlic scores would proliferate the fields of medicine, science, and the sort. A score of 21 infers average cognitive capabilities. Therefore you would expect to find individuals with scores clumped in the low 20’s to perform administrative jobs. A sub 14 score infers the cognitive capability of a simpleton. Therefore you would anticipate these low scoring individuals to perform menial labor.
The FOOTBALLPHDS are not suggesting that VY is a man of limited intelligence. The FOOTBALLPHDS are suggesting that if VY’s Wonderlic score is accurate then perhaps it would explain why he has trouble balancing a checkbook or tying his shoes. Therefore it is our recommendation that he solicit assistance from a quality CPA. If VY is so destitute that he lacks the means to retain a quality CPA then he should have his mom manage the checkbook. After all it’s not like mom is going to steal from you. Right?