On Sunday, January 29, 2017, the brightest stars of today and tomorrow will compete in the NFL Pro Bowl. This year introduces a few changes for the Pro Bowl. This year the Pro Bowl has been moved from its usual location of Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii and instead will be taking place at the Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. This year’s Pro Bowl will also be going back to the AFC versus NFC format, instead of having two retired NFL stars draft the teams. Each year fans, players, and coaches cast their votes to determine the most outstanding players within their respective positions. Fan voting for the Pro Bowl ended on Tuesday, December 13. NFL Players and coaches cast their votes on December 16. The Pro Bowl will also be introducing a whole new series of competitions in the Pro Bowl Skills Showdown.
What Is The Pro Bowl Skills Showdown?
This year the Pro Bowl will be introducing a whole new series of events throughout the week leading up to the Pro Bowl in the all new Pro Bowl Skills Showdown. AFC and NFC All-Stars will compete against each other in a variety of challenges. Teams for the Skill Showdown will be picked by 2017 Pro Bowl Legends Captains Jerome Bettis and Ray Lewis of the AFC and Charles Woodson and Tony Gonzalez of the NFC. The Pro Bowl Skills Showdown will include four competitions:
Epic Pro Bowl Dodgeball: Pro Bowlers will go head to head and compete in a massive game of Dodgeball.
Power Relay Challenge: Four team members from each team will compete in a timed relay race.
Precision Passing: Two players from each team will battle it out, trying to hit moving targets of varying size and distance.
Best Hands: Quarterback and wide receiver duos from each team will show off their skills, trying to connect on as many pass attempts as possible before time runs out.
When Are The Pro Bowl Rosters Announced?
Pro Bowl Rosters are announced on Tuesday, December 20 on a live prime-time special airing on the NFL Network.
When Are The Pro Bowl Events?
The Pro Bowl Skills Showdown will take place on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. ET.
The NFL Pro Bowl will take place on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 8:00 P.M. ET.