NFL Pro Bowl run down


AFC and NFC players running a play during the Pro Bowl, 2016. Photo Credit: Scott Greenwood, GettyImages

The NFL Pro Bowl is always held the week before the nation’s biggest game, the Super Bowl.

For decades, the Pro Bowl was played in Honolulu, Hawaii. This changed last year when the game was held in Orlando and will be again in 2018.

The Pro Bowl gives viewers an opportunity to witness the best players in the NFC face off against the best players in the AFC.

The players in the Pro Bowl are selected by fans, players and coaches within the NFL.

Although, we don’t see them playing in the Super Bowl this year, the Steelers finished with a league leading eight participants in the 2018 Pro Bowl.

Despite the game being a display of the season’s best players, it’s not unlikely to have several rookies grace the field. I’m curious to see how Alvin Kamaraand Marshon Lattimore will perform on the turf.

It will be interesting to see what Jaguar’s cornerback pair, A.J. Bouye and Jalen Ramsey, can accomplish if they are able to team up during the game.

The viewership and ratings of the Pro Bowl have continued to drop over the last several years.

In 2017, the Pro Bowl was at the lowest point of viewership since 2007.

There has been a long standing argument that the Pro Bowl is a joke and that the NFL should just scrap it.

Many players decline invitations to the game every year, even though they are perfectly well and able to play. There just doesn’t seem to be that much interest in playing.

The fans do not receive a true display of the athleticism of the players. This is because the players are not willing to risk a possible long-term injury for an essentially pointless game.

There are many fans who believe that the Pro Bowl should be held sometime after the Super Bowl, instead of the week before. Having the Pro Bowl the week before the Super Bowl doesn’t allow the players selected to play in the Pro Bowl from teams who are also playing in the Super Bowl to participate.

These players are instead busy preparing to play the most important game of their career.

To try and compensate, the NFL provides many other festivities that can be seen during the week leading up to the Pro Bowl.

The Pro Bowl will be held at noon on Sunday, Jan. 28.

Courtney Chapman can be reached at [email protected] or @courtneychaps on Twitter