Most of the starting QB's in the league are in the 20s on a Wonderlic. They might not have the intelligence measured by the test, but they have the mechanics that make them successful.
Here are some starters or former starters I could find:
The point is this, most of your successful QB's fall in the 20's. Carson Palmer, Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger, Marc Bulger, Jay Cutler, Matt Ryan, and Chad Pennington are the norms in this case. With the exception of Pennington, the QB's listed have made a living from their arms.Matt Ryan:28
Of the QB's in the 30s and above, Eli Manning, Tom Brady, Tony Romo, and Aaron Rodgers headline that list. There are others to note too. Trent Edwards, JP Losman, Matt Schaub, JT O'Sullivan, Phillip Rivers, and Alex Smith, who scored a 40.
Below 20, you have Vince Young, Derek Anderson, Travaris Jackson, and Donovan McNabb. McNabb may be the only one who has a successful career of the QBs mentioned.
Would I be concerned if the score is below 20? Probably. However, the Wonderlic doesn't really determine how great a QB will be. You need a strong arm as well.
That says he got a 15, presumably he retook it and got that 26.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.