The Pro Bowl is back this year for the NFL, but it’ll be much different. The Pro Bowl is going to a virtual format, but how will it work exactly?
Pro Bowl: Madden NFL 21 Edition — Sunday 5pm ET on NFL social channels pic.twitter.com/6mIxnjD3LB
— NFL (@NFL) January 29, 2021
Yes, the NFL is going to Madden for this year’s Pro Bowl. There’s a lot of specifications for it’ll work, and we’ll get into that in the rest of the article.
What is the Virtual NFL Pro Bowl?
Madden 21 is going to be the venue for the Pro Bowl and that sets up for an interesting competition. The Pro Bowl rosters will be loaded into Madden 21, where players and celebrities will go head-to-head.
The game will feature eight players and celebrities total, four for the AFC and four for the NFC. The NFL has also named team leads with the AFC being represented by Deshaun Watson and the NFC by Kyler Murray.
Here are the rosters for the AFC and NFC side:
- Snoop Dogg
- Deshaun Watson
- Derrick Henry
- Keyshawn Johnson
- Bubba Wallace
- Marshawn Lynch
- Kyler Murray
- Jamal Adams
Competitors will play the game from the comforts of their homes, and each competitor will get to play one five minute quarter.
NFL Pro Bowl Voting
The Pro Bowl Voting season ended a while ago and a full breakdown of that process can be found here. Fans, media, and coaches both contribute to making the Pro Bowl rosters.
This way people can be assured that the players they want to see are the ones actually playing on Pro Bowl weekend. Well, this year it’ll be on a screen, but the sentiment applies.
However, there were still complains about some of the roster decisions. Many thought a lot of players had been snubbed, and so did we in fact as you can see here.
The complete rosters can be found on the NFL’s official website.
What Time Is The NFL Pro Bowl On Jan 31st?
The Pro Bowl is set to take place on January 31st at 3 pm ET.
How to Watch the NFL Pro Bowl?
The NFL Pro Bowl will premiere on several websites. The celebration will be streamed on ESPN, ABC, and Disney XD. Sam Ponder and ex-wide receiver and six-time Pro Bowler Randy Moss will co-host the event.