Richard Florida
by Richard Florida
Sun Jul 20th 2008 at 7:50am UTC

Where the “Brains” Are

Smart_ball

This image from Ben Fry via Marginal Revolution shows data from intelligence tests given to all NFL players. Centers and guards beat QBs with tackles close behind. What’s going on with wide receivers, cornerbacks and running backs?

Money Quote: “”The closer you are to the ball, the higher your score.”

Sort of like cities ala Jacobs and Lucas.

2 Responses to “Where the “Brains” Are”

  1. Farhan Lalji Says:

    Interesting that no one seems to be looking at home city, state, race or any other factors and linking them to the scores.

  2. GU Says:

    Centers and tackles, not guards, score higher than QBs.