After we learned on Tuesday from a trusted source that Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy’s eye-popping 48 on the Wonderlic was actually a not-as-good-but-still-impressive 43, McElroy’s camp reached out to us to explain that McElroy had been told the higher number by multiple league sources.
We’ve reconfirmed with our original source — and we’ve separately confirmed with a different source who has access to the numbers — that McElroy’s official score was/is 43.
In this regard, we need to be clear on one thing. We believe McElroy genuinely believed he got a 48. He wasn’t, in our view, trying to embellish or lie. He has a reputation in league circles for being honorable, and in this case we simply think his sources were misinformed.
And, yes, some folks in league circles think a 43 is better than a 48. Shoot the messenger if you like, but that’s what we’re told.