ESPN’s Greg McElroy challenges Kayvon Thibodeaux to Wonderlic


We might have a brewing battle of the wits.

Greg McElroy, a university soccer analyst at ESPN and former quarterback at Alabama and for the Jets, challenged high 2022 NFL Draft prospect Kayvon Thibodeaux to a Wonderlic duel.

This problem stems from Thibodeaux ripping the lecturers at Alabama.

“I already hate the stigmatism of football players being dumb jocks,” Thibodeaux mentioned in an interview with Fox Sports when requested about selecting Oregon over Alabama. “So now, do you know the stigmatism of Alabama education? It ain’t the West Coast. It ain’t Harvard.”

Oregon DE Kayvon Thibodeaux ripped Alabama’s lecturers. Getty Images

Thibodeaux performed defensive finish for Oregon and had seven sacks this previous season. Many mock drafts have him going No. 1 general to the Jaguars.

“If I would have went to Alabama … I don’t know if my degree would mean anything,” he mentioned.

McElroy, who performed for Alabama from 2007-10 and was the Jets’ backup quarterback in 2012, was shocked by the perceived condescension. He addressed it on WJOX’s
“McElroy & Cubelic in the Morning.”

Greg McElroy played at Alabama from 2007-10Greg McElroy performed at Alabama from 2007-10Getty Images

“I just take real personal offense, man,” McElroy mentioned Thursday. “I genuinely do. I don’t care. Don’t come. If you assume so little of us, don’t come. Fine by me, as a result of I do know the people who stay on this state. I selected Alabama, as a result of I like Alabama. … If you don’t need to see Alabama for the greatness it could possibly probably present you, it’s on you. You’re lacking out.

“He says he doesn’t like the stigma that athletes are dumb jocks, and yet, he sounds like a dumb jock. What I don’t understand is why he felt the need to cut down Alabama. And as someone who has always taken his academic situation very seriously, I’ll just come at him with this — if he’d like to take an IQ test, I’m available. If he’d like to take the Wonderlic test, I’m available. As a proud graduate with multiple degrees from Alabama, I will put my degree up against his any day of the week.”

Kayvon Thibodeaux's 21st birthday party.Kayvon Thibodeaux’s twenty first celebration.Getty ImagesGreg McElroy in 2019.Greg McElroy in 2019.Getty Images for ESPN

The NFL is shedding the Wonderlic from its pre-Draft protocols this 12 months. For years individuals have puzzled if the mental aptitude take a look at has any relevance as to how gamers will in the end carry out on the soccer area.

Nonetheless, it might be fascinating to see McElroy and Thibodeaux partake on this problem.

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