Next week's Senior Bowl was supposed to feature a highly anticipated quarterback battle between Boston College's
But it appears the showdown may not take place. According to several sources, it is highly unlikely that Ryan (who is not injured) will play in the game. Late Tuesday afternoon Senior Bowl officials said they do not expect Ryan, who has been working out in Arizona, to take part in any Senior Bowl events. Players are scheduled to report to Mobile, Ala., for weigh-ins on Monday morning.
Last year Notre Dame's
Ryan and Quinn share the same agent, St. Louis-based
Ryan is coming off a banner season in which he threw for 4,507 yards and 31 touchdowns in leading Boston College to a 11-3 record. Early projections have Ryan being selected as high as No. 5, but some scouts aren't sure about his pure arm strength and ability to make a number of NFL-type passes.
The Senior Bowl has been a showcase for quarterback prospects over the last 10 years. Players such as