Twice during the Pro Bowl telecast on Fox, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was shown gawking over his talented Pro Bowl receivers.
Who could blame him for wanting Arizona’s Larry Fitzgerald and Detroit’s Calvin Johnson?
After throwing a 25-yard touchdown pass to Fitzgerald, they showed Ryan on the sideline telling some teammates that he liked throwing a high pass to Fitzgerald and how he’d love to have him. He could be a free agent in 2012. If he gets the franchise tag in 2012, he’s set to make $23 million.
Ryan later, was asked who he was most impressed with. Ryan said Detroit’s Calvin Johnson, because he’s so big and fast. The former Sandy Creek High and Georgia Tech standout is under contract with the Lions through 2013.
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, Atlanta Falcons beat blog