Did You Know Eli Has a Higher IQ Than Peyton Manning?

Guest post by Nicole Hayward, Edited by Susan Shan

Many families crowded around the TV yesterday in anticipation for the brother versus brother showdown. To many fans’ dismay, it wasn’t much of a show at all.

Peyton Manning spanked Eli Manning (Final Score: Colts 38, Giants 14). I believe, as Cris Collinsworth put it, “Come on, let your brother score some points,” we all wanted some action to wake us from that Sunday night nap called Manning Bowl. In any case, I thought now would be a good time to give Eli a little boost.

Did you know that Eli Manning has a superior IQ to his brother’s? It’s true. Well, at least it is according to the Wonderlic test.

“The Wonderlic is an exam comprised of 50 questions. Players have 12 minutes to complete the test. The average score (out of 50) is a 21,” describes WalterFootball.com. (Note: The average score is debatable; I’ve read the average for a person is 20 and a QB is 24.)

This exam is produced by Wonderlic, Inc., a company that makes employee assessment tools.

According to their test results, Eli scored a 39 and Peyton scored a 28. As the IQ can be generally estimated by IQ = (2WPT + 60), Eli has a score of 138 and Peyton has a score of 116.

Both brothers are above average; the average IQ score is 100. But, Eli’s score is above that of the average computer programmer or chemist, which is pretty impressive.

So, that’s settled. Now we know who’d win in a game of chess.


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