NFL Cancels 2021 Pro Bowl Due to COVID-19 Concerns

On Wednesday, the NFL announced the 2021 Pro Bowl Game is being canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was set to be played at Allegiant Stadium, the home of the Las Vegas Raiders, on Jan. 31. The NFL also announced the 2022 Pro Bowl has been awarded to Las Vegas.

While the Pro Bowl Game is not happening, there will be Pro Bowl teams. “The NFL will continue to recognize the players’ outstanding seasons and welcome fans to demonstrate their passion for their favorite players when voting for the 2021 Pro Bowl Roster begins on November 17th,” the league said in a statement.” The full Pro Bowl rosters will be revealed in December, where the players are determined by the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches. Each group’s vote counts as one-third toward determining the 88 All-Star players who are selected to the Pro Bowl roster.”

Along with the Pro Bowl rosters, the NFL “will work closely with the NFLPA and other partners, to create a variety of engaging activities to replace the Pro Bowl game this season.” The Pro Bowl is the latest NFL event to be canceled due to the pandemic, but the Super Bowl, which will be played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa this upcoming February, will still happen.

NFL cancels Pro Bowl due to COVID-19, awards Las Vegas game in 2022


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