Originally posted by AmpLee:
There are many factors to intelligence. I wouldn't consider Wilson extremely affluent. He is intelligent, confident, and has a good head on his shoulders, and that comes through when he speaks, but it's laughable to consider him one of the most affluent players in any sport. He was also a Communications major, fwiw. Kaep just isn't a talker in the media and his confidence isn't outward like Wilson's. However, Kaepernick was a 4.3 student in high school, a 4.0 student in college, and scored a 37 on the Wonderlic. Russell Wilson had a 2.84 GPA in high school, and scored a 28 on the Wonderlic. So I would consider Kaepernick a more intelligent guy by what we know. I'm also not claiming that it's a landslide victory, I just think Kaep edges out Wilson.
this is true however RW was a 4.0 graduate business student earning him the Arthur Ash scholar athlete award in 2011... so it's safe to say they're both intelligent... as far as the wonderlic test, it's been proven time and again to not be an accurate measurement of football intelligence...
size wise RW is 5'10&3/4" officially and listed at 206 lbs ... let's compare him to some other smaller qb's in league history and see how durability played out.
D. Flutie - 5'10" 180lbs - good solid career not to many injury problems
P. Haden - 5'11" 182lbs - good solid career not a lot of injuries
D. Brees - 6' 209lbs - good solid career not to many injury problems
G. Kubiak - 6' 192lbs - good solid career don't remeber a lot of injuries
J. Theismann 6' 192lbs - great career , other than the broken leg , not a lot of injuries
F. Tarkington 6' 190lbs - great career , not a lot of injuries
some will argue other than flutie, brees, the game now is much bigger and faster, hits harder, which is all true.. but RW is every bit as big as any of these QB's, and arguably the best scrambler of all of them.. his abiltiy to make people miss is second to none, which is why he doesn't take a lot of big hits.. he took a few last season.. you can look at him and see he's built solid, not a fragile Vick/ RG3 body type at all.. he can take a hit... he's bigger than G. Tate , Earl Thomas, they seem to take hits just fine.. so i really don't see his size being a concern...