Agent: Ryan Tannehill has broken foot

Former Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill broke a foot in training recently and will miss the Senior Bowl, according to his agent, Pat Dye.

Tannehill broke a fifth metatarsal in a passing drill, an injury that might require surgery. The Senior Bowl is Jan. 28 in Mobile, Ala.

Even if he has the surgery and misses throwing at the NFL scouting combine, he may be able to throw in March, before the NFL draft.

The 23-year-old Tannehill is one of the highest-rated QB prospects in the next NFL draft. ESPN Scouts Inc. ranks him as the third-best QB prospect behind Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III, and 28th overall of available players.

He played the first 30 games of his Aggies career almost exclusively at wide receiver but won the starting quarterback job midway through the 2010 season.

In 2011, Tannehill (6-foot-4, 222 pounds) threw for 3,744 yards with 29 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.

Joe Schad covers college football for ESPN.