Testing football IQ: DeShone Kizer vs. Mitchell Trubisky

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Ok, so this apparently aired about a month ago now, but I just stumbled upon it on youtube recently. We've got our one and only Steve Mariucci testing the football IQ of Trubisky and Kizer. They're both pretty interesting videos and they kinda help us gain an insight into how quick each player learns a new play.

You can watch the videos here:

Trubisky IQ

And here:

Kizer IQ

After watching both videos you can see that between the two, Kizer seems a much more comfortable in the interview. Not only that, but Kizer seems quick to learn the terms and play that Mooch gives him. Now, obviously, I'm a bit biased. But I think this gives us a bit of insight into what John Lynch was talking about when he said that Kizer killed the interview portion of the Combine (aside from the fact that he throws in "one of" in front of Jerry's official title as GOAT.) Kizer seems like a smart kid who is determined to be great at the next level.

Trubisky, on the other hand, seems to be nervous and scared of saying something wrong. On top of that, he seems very hesitant when drawing up the play after Mooch shows it to him. It seems it takes him a bit longer than it did Kizer and he just seem much less confident.

Now, I don't want to make too big of a deal out of this. It's obviously just one one interview and this doesn't decide whether or not a quarterback is ready. But these videos do give us a rare insight into how quickly a draft prospect learns a new play. And Kizer definitely benefits from playing in a more pro ready style offense. I really wish we could see Mooch with each top quarterback. At the very least. it's pretty fun to watch coach Mariucci doing what he does best and gushing over his former receivers.

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