The NFL announced it will “reimagine” the 2021 Pro Bowl while awarding the 2022 Pro Bowl to Las Vegas.
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The league announced voting for the 2021 Pro Bowl rosters would still go on, starting on November 17th and results being revealed in December.
The NFL also plans to work with the NFLPA and other partners “to create a variety of engaging activities to replace the Pro Bowl game this season.”
The Pro Bowl was scheduled as is tradition for the week between the conference championship games and the Super Bowl.
However, there’s a good chance the NFL will need to push other games into that week with schedule changes as the season continues through the pandemic.
There’s also little sense in playing what amounts to a glorified exhibition game during the middle of a pandemic.
Las Vegas was initially slated to host the Pro Bowl this year and will have its chance deferred to what we all hope are more normal times in 2022.