When addressing the issue of players sitting out bowl games, UCF Defensive Coordinator - Randy Shannon indicated that he believes such a mindset could carry over into the NFL.
“My opinion, it probably will fester more and more in college. And then now the NFL is going to have to make a decision,” Shannon said. “If you draft a young man that leaves early and now you’re not a playoff team, that young man [is] going to say, ‘I’m not going to play.’ Same situation.”
It will be interesting to see how the trend of players sitting out bowl games continues to develop in the years to come and whether or not it impacts the action in the NFL.