Advanced Analytics Indicate Baker Mayfield Will Have Success in the NFL
Mayfield fared extremely well on a little-known test called the Athletic Intelligence Quotient.
In addition to throwing passes and undergoing medical tests, controversial quarterback prospect Baker Mayfield took a test called the AIQ (Athletic Intelligence Quotient) at the NFL combine.
Apparently, he did really, really well.
Out of 63 quarterbacks who have taken the test – which is said to measure intelligence in a way that removes the socioeconomic and cultural biases which are found in the better-known Wonderlic – since 2012, Mayfield had the second-highest score, two league sources told Sports Illustrated.
Mayfield’s mark also ranked in the top 100 of the more than 4,000 AIQ test scores that have ever been recorded at the combine. According to AIQ developer Dr. Scott Goldman, that bodes well for Mayfield’s chances for success in the NFL.
“We’ve found a statistically-significant correlation between our test and on-field performance, and this is the first test I’m aware of that has found that in the NFL,” Goldman said. “Players with a high AIQ tend to get on the field sooner and stay on the field longer.”
As of now, quarterbacks Josh Allen and Sam Darnold are projected to be drafted before Mayfield.
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