Super Duper Club
- Feb 8, 2005
- Reaction score
- Las Vegas
I saw that about Fields. Supposedly his Wonderlic was not particularly high but he dominated the test you mentioned.
Don't know what Tua got on the AIQ, but it's supposed to be more useful/predictive than the wonderlic, which is essentially worthless (as far as I understand).
Justin Fields is the next QB to make the NFL look really stupid for nitpicking the wrong things imo.
The Dolphins definitely should have considered Fields, or any of the quarterbacks, given our draft slotting. It's ridiculous to say we are in position to move on from Tua in a season or two. Why...because we have one extra first round pick in 2023? Yeah, that's worth a bonanza. That type of rationalization sounds great until you apply real world numbers of how much it costs to move up.
Fields has tons of talent but needs a good quarterback coach. That high elbow chicken wing is not nitpicking. It regulates a very vital specific type of throw, the midrange passes that determine whether or not drives continue. The good news for Fields is it's not the worst example I've ever seen and he is comparatively relaxed while doing it.
Contrast to Carson Wentz who somehow was allowed to deteriorate into some of the most ridiculous mechanics I have ever seen, both from a footwork standpoint and especially that chicken wing. With so many moving parts in the wrong directions he had no chance the last couple of seasons: