If Tim Tebow is Dumb, What is Jimmy Clausen?

Kevin RobertsSenior Writer IMarch 12, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 28: Quarterback Tim Tebow of Florida runs the 40 yard dash during the NFL Scouting Combine presented by Under Armour at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 28, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
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News recently broke about the NFL Combine 's Wonderlic Test, which tests NFL prospect's intelligence in a 50-question test that is conducted within a 12-minute time frame.

It's been flying all over ESPN and major sports sites lately that Florida's Tim Tebow recorded a 22 on his Wonderlic, adding just one more knock to the quarterback's already mountainous wall preventing him from being a first-round pick, let alone an NFL quarterback.

While Sam Bradford 's score of 36 is definitely impressive and worth noting, it's quite troublesome that Tebow's 22 is "below average" and worth reporting as a high profile news piece, while Jimmy Clausen, who is regarded as a much better prospect than Tebow, recorded a 23, just one point better.

The fact that Tebow is continuously being reported on this news as the guy with the low score, rather than the reports going into any detail on Clausen, further shows the media's campaign against Tebow.

If it's not his throwing motion, his arm strength, or his accuracy, then it's the fact that his NFL Combine didn't show us anything. Or that he had a terrible Senior Bowl .

And now, even though he finished just two points below the NFL's average of 24 for quarterbacks, and just one below Clausen, Tebow is getting dogged, yet again.

It's getting beyond obscene at how often and how easily so-called "experts" attack Tebow for the simplest of issues, and routinely say (adamantly, of course) that there is no way he can change his throwing motion, let alone tweak it, over night.

Tebow is hopeless, has "bust" written on the wall of his NFL career, and has been over-hyped from day one.

Yeah, says the mysterious panel of the "Hate Tim Tebow" campaign, hiding behind that curtain, pleading that the rest of us don't rip it open.

We, the fans, and others writers may not have the power of proof to tear the curtain down and expose all the flaws (as flaws themselves), but Tebow does.

Let's wait until his Pro Day. Then we can talk about a relatively meaningless Wonderlic score. After all, Dan Marino got a 13, and he turned out okay.


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