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How does the NFL Pro Bowl work in 2021? Everything to know about virtual Madden game

The NFL Professional Bowl was referred to as off this yr as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, however the league acquired slightly artistic with its workaround. 

As a substitute of airing the standard Professional Bowl, a digital model of the sport can be aired this weekend. Some present and former NFL gamers, together with celebrities, can be competing with Professional Bowl rosters within the “Madden NFL 21” online game.

“Even amidst unparalleled change throughout the sports activities business, we’re excited to transition most of the signature elements of the Professional Bowl — which can go digital in Madden NFL 21 — into a brand new modern expertise for our gamers and followers,” NFL government vp of membership enterprise and occasions Peter O’Reilly stated in an announcement.

MORE: Why is there no Pro Bowl this year?

So how precisely does this work? We’ll clarify under what you possibly can count on from the digital Professional Bowl in 2021.

When is the 2021 NFL Professional Bowl?

  • Sunday, Jan. 31 at 5 p.m. EST

The digital NFL Professional Bowl can be held rather than the sport on Sunday, Jan. 5. The alternative “Madden NFL 21” 

Find out how to watch the 2021 NFL Professional Bowl

The 2021 NFL Professional Bowl can be obtainable to look at in plenty of methods. You possibly can watch by the EA Madden NFL Twitch channel, embedded above, in addition to the NFL’s YouTube, Twitter and Fb platforms. The sport will even be streamed on NFL Community.

As well as, streamers Ninja, FaZe Swagg, AustinShow and AMP could have the sport obtainable on their respective Twitch channels as a watch occasion.

Charissa Thompson and Michael Strahan can be internet hosting the occasion.

How is the Professional Bowl going to work this yr?

The 2021 NFL Professional Bowl can be digital, with eight gamers and celebrities competing towards each other utilizing the online game “Madden 21.” 4 folks will management the NFC whereas one other 4 management the AFC, each being the total rosters as chosen. Deshaun Watson and Kyler Murray have been named as “Workforce Leads” as they’re every Professional Bowl gamers this season. The gamers can be taking part in the sport from their properties, and will play one five-minute quarter of the sport.

It was not introduced which individuals could be taking part in every quarter. It is also not clear if the groups will get everybody concerned like in a conventional Professional Bowl, or if it would just about simply be the starters taking part in. EA Sports activities has a function in its preseason for franchise mode that routinely subs in backups, so it is definitely potential to use that to the Professional Bowl.

AFC rivals

  • Snoop Dogg
  • Deshaun Watson
  • Derrick Henry
  • Keyshawn Johnson

NFC rivals

  • Bubba Wallace
  • Marshawn Lynch
  • Kyler Murray
  • Jamal Adams

AFC Professional Bowl roster

Place Participant Workforce
QB Patrick Mahomes Chiefs
QB Josh Allen Payments
QB Deshaun Watson Texans
RB Derrick Henry Titans
RB Nick Chubb Browns
RB Josh Jacobs Raiders
WR Tyreek Hill Chiefs
WR Stefon Diggs Payments
WR Keenan Allen Chargers
WR A.J. Brown Titans
TE Travis Kelce Chiefs
TE Darren Waller Raiders
FB Patrick Ricard Ravens
T Laremy Tunsil Texans
T Eric Fisher Chiefs
T Orlando Brown Ravens
G Quenton Nelson Colts
G Joel Bitonio Browns
G David DeCastro Steelers
C Maurkice Pouncey Steelers
C Ryan Kelly Colts
DE Myles Garrett Browns
DE Joey Bosa Chargers
DE Frank Clark Chiefs
DT Chris Jones Chiefs
DT Cameron Heyward Steelers
DT Calais Campbell Ravens
OLB T.J. Watt Steelers
OLB Bradley Chubb Broncos
OLB Matt Judon Ravens
ILB Darius Leonard Colts
ILB Tremaine Edmunds Payments
CB Xavien Howard Dolphins
CB Tre’Davious White Payments
CB Marlon Humphrey Ravens
CB Stephon Gilmore Patriots
FS Minkah Fitzpatrick Steelers
FS Justin Simmons Broncos
SS Tyrann Mathieu Chiefs
LS Morgan Cox Ravens
P Jake Bailey Patriots
Ok Justin Tucker Ravens
RS Andre Roberts Payments
ST Matthew Slater Patriots

Daring: Starter

NFC Professional Bowl roster

Place Participant Workforce
QB Aaron Rodgers Packers
QB Russell Wilson Seahawks
QB Kyler Murray Cardinals
RB Dalvin Cook dinner Vikings
RB Alvin Kamara Saints
RB Aaron Jones Packers
WR Davante Adams Packers
WR DeAndre Hopkins Cardinals
WR DK Metcalf Seahawks
WR Justin Jefferson Vikings
TE T.J. Hockenson Lions
TE Evan Engram Giants
FB Kyle Juszczyk 49ers
T David Bakhtiari Packers
T Trent Williams 49ers
T Terron Armstead Saints
G Brandon Scherff Washington
G Elgton Jenkins Packers
G Andrus Peat Saints
C Jason Kelce Eagles
C Frank Ragnow Lions
DE Cameron Jordan Saints
DE Brandon Graham Eagles
DE Chase Younger Washington
DT Aaron Donald Rams
DT Fletcher Cox Eagles
DT Grady Jarrett Falcons
OLB Khalil Mack Bears
OLB Za’Darius Smith Packers
OLB Jason Pierre-Paul Buccaneers
ILB Bobby Wagner Seahawks
ILB Fred Warner 49ers
CB Jalen Ramsey Rams
CB Jaire Alexander Packers
CB Marshon Lattimore Saints
CB James Bradberry Giants
FS Quandre Diggs Seahawks
SS Budda Baker Cardinals
SS Jamal Adams Seahawks
LS Tyler Ott Seahawks
P Jack Fox Lions
Ok Younghoe Koo Falcons
RS Cordarrelle Patterson Bears
ST Nick Bellore Seahawks

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