The 2021 Pro Bowl is going to look quite different from the all-star event of previous years. While the game itself has been canceled, the NFL wanted to ensure that the league’s best players were still given the recognition that they deserve. The NFL’s first-ever virtual Pro Bowl will broadcast on social media channels as they blur the lines between sports and e-sports. Each conference’s Pro Bowl rosters have been assigned to their respective team on Madden and will face off in a virtual version of the game.
Who will be playing the Madden game for the Pro Bowl teams?
The AFC and NFC will each have four representatives, competing against each other on EA Sports’ Madden NFL 21 video game. Each team will be controlled by two current NFL players, a former player and a famous face from outside the world of football.
For the AFC, Deshaun Watson and Derrick Henry will be joined by three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson and rapper Snoop Dogg. Each will play as the AFC all-stars for a quarter. Their NFC competition includes Kyler Murray, Jamal Adams, five-time Pro Bowl running back Marshawn Lynch, and NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace, each of whom will also play for a quarter.
Can I watch the 2021 Pro Bowl?
The NFL will be streaming the virtual Pro Bowl on their social media channels on Sunday, January 31, at 5:00 PM ET. Fans can also access the Pro Bowl via the EA Madden NFL Twitch channel. More information can be found on the NFL website.
Which players made the 2021 Pro Bowl rosters?
In recent years, the Pro Bowl has seen criticism due to both the standard of players and the lack of competitiveness in the game, with players prioritizing fun and avoiding injury. Many players often pull out of the game with injuries they have sustained throughout the season.
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The fact that players whose teams make the Super Bowl have to be replaced means that replacements must be called up in order to fill Pro Bowl rosters. The league has to move down the list of available players, often bringing in players who have received far fewer votes.
Both situations have been avoided this year, with each player’s virtual counterpart doing the heavy lifting, meaning that no replacements have had to be called upon.
2021 AFC Pro Bowl Offense
Patrick Mahomes*, QB, Kansas City Chiefs
Josh Allen, QB, Buffalo Bills
Deshaun Watson, QB, Houston Texans
Derrick Henry*, RB, Tennessee Titans
Nick Chubb, RB, Cleveland Browns
Josh Jacobs, RB, Las Vegas Raiders
Tyreek Hill*, WR, Kansas City Chiefs
Stefon Diggs*, WR, Buffalo Bills
Keenan Allen, WR, Los Angeles Chargers
A.J. Brown, WR, Tennessee Titans
Travis Kelce*, TE, Kansas City Chiefs
Darren Waller, TE, Las Vegas Raiders
Patrick Ricard*, FB, Baltimore Ravens
Laremy Tunsil*, OT, Houston Texans
Eric Fisher*, OT, Kansas City Chiefs
Orlando Brown, OT, Baltimore Ravens
Quenton Nelson*, G, Indianapolis Colts
Joel Bitonio*, G, Cleveland Browns
David DeCastro, G, Pittsburgh Steelers
Maurkice Pouncey*, C, Pittsburgh Steelers
Ryan Kelly, C, Indianapolis Colts
2021 AFC Pro Bowl Defense
Myles Garrett*, DE, Cleveland Browns
Joey Bosa*, DE, Los Angeles Chargers
Frank Clark, DE, Kansas City Chiefs
Chris Jones*, DT, Kansas City Chiefs
Cameron Heyward*, DT, Pittsburgh Steelers
Calais Campbell, DT, Baltimore Ravens
T.J. Watt*, OLB, Pittsburgh Steelers
Bradley Chubb*, OLB, Denver Broncos
Matt Judon, OLB, Baltimore Ravens
Darius Leonard*, ILB, Indianapolis Colts
Tremaine Edmunds, ILB, Buffalo Bills
Xavien Howard*, CB, Miami Dolphins
Tre’Davious White*, CB, Buffalo Bills
Marlon Humphrey, CB, Baltimore Ravens
Stephon Gilmore, CB, New England Patriots
Minkah Fitzpatrick*, FS, Pittsburgh Steelers
Justin Simmons, FS, Denver Broncos
Tyrann Mathieu*, SS, Kansas City Chiefs
2021 AFC Pro Bowl Special teams
Morgan Cox*, LS, Baltimore Ravens
Jake Bailey*, P, New England Patriots
Justin Tucker*, K, Baltimore Ravens
Andre Roberts*, RS, Buffalo Bills
Matthew Slater*, ST, New England Patriots
2021 NFC Pro Bowl Offense
Aaron Rodgers*, QB, Green Bay Packers
Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks
Kyler Murray, QB, Arizona Cardinals
Dalvin Cook*, RB, Minnesota Vikings
Alvin Kamara, RB, New Orleans Saints
Aaron Jones, RB, Green Bay Packers
Davante Adams*, WR, Green Bay Packers
DeAndre Hopkins*, WR, Arizona Cardinals
D.K. Metcalf, WR, Seattle Seahawks
Justin Jefferson, WR, Minnesota Vikings
T.J. Hockenson*, TE, Detroit Lions
Evan Engram, TE, New York Giants
Kyle Juszczyk*, FB, San Francisco 49ers
David Bakhtiari*, OT, Green Bay Packers
Trent Williams*, OT, San Francisco 49ers
Terron Armstead, OT, New Orleans Saints
Brandon Scherff*, G, Washington Football Team
Elgton Jenkins*, G, Green Bay Packers
Andrus Peat, G, New Orleans Saints
Jason Kelce*, C, Pittsburgh Eagles
Frank Ragnow, C, Detroit Lions
2021 NFC Pro Bowl Defense
Cameron Jordan*, DE, New Orleans Saints
Brandon Graham*, DE, Philadelphia Eagles
Chase Young, DE, Washington Football Team
Aaron Donald*, DT, Los Angeles Rams
Fletcher Cox*, DT, Philadelphia Eagles
Grady Jarrett, DT, Atlanta Falcons
Khalil Mack*, OLB, Chicago Bears
Za’Darius Smith*, OLB, Green Bay Packers
Jason Pierre-Paul, OLB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Bobby Wagner*, ILB, Seattle Seahawks
Fred Warner, ILB, San Francisco 49ers
Jalen Ramsey*, CB, Los Angeles Rams
Jaire Alexander*, CB, Green Bay Packers
Marshon Lattimore, CB, New Orleans Saints
James Bradberry, CB, New York Giants
Quandre Diggs*, FS, Seattle Seahawks
Budda Baker*, SS, Arizona Cardinals
Jamal Adams, SS, Seattle Seahawks
2021 NFC Pro Bowl Special teams
Tyler Ott*, LS, Seattle Seahawks
Jack Fox*, P, Detroit Lions
Younghoe Koo*, K, Atlanta Falcons
Cordarrelle Patterson*, RS, Chicago Bears
Nick Bellore*, ST, Seattle Seahawks
*Denotes the leading 2021 Pro Bowl vote-getters, who have been designated the starters.
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