NFL 2021 Pro Bowl baton handed over to fans


Allegiant Stadium Pro Bowl 2022 Image: Allegiant Stadium

As COVID-19 haunt forced the National Football League (NFL) to scrap the 2021 Pro Bowl, the league has conceived novel ideas for fans to celebrate the accomplishments of their favorite sporting heroes.

The NFL Pro Bowl (the all-star game of the league) provides a platform for NFL players, their families and fans to come together and enjoy totally in a kind of interactive celebration of the best players in the game.

The National Football League is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference and the American Football Conference.

Over the last several months, the NFL has come out with ingenious ideas as regards the off-season, preseason and now the regular season. The virtual NFL Draft and collective NFL family raised more than $100M for frontline workers, training camp replaced games with practices and the regular season has required schedule adjustments to protect the health of the players, coaches, and other personnel.

Though the 2021 Pro Bowl has been scrapped, nevertheless, fans will still be able to vote their favorite players to the Pro Bowl beginning on November 17th. The full rosters are expected to be announced in December.

A statement sent out by the NFL stated that it 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 full Pro Bowl rosters will be revealed in December, where the players are determined through 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.

Additionally, the league will work in close coordination with the National Football League Players’ Association (NFLPA) and other partners to create several engaging activities to replace the Pro Bowl game this season. This virtual recognition of the season’s finest players will provide fans the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of their football idols. The NFL has scrapped the 2021 Pro Bowl as COVID-19 continues to throttle the United States.

The main objective of NFL and NFLPA is to play a full regular and postseason schedule leading to the Super Bowl.

The NFL also announced that the 2022 Pro Bowl will be awarded to Las Vegas and the eyecatching Allegiant Stadium will play host to the flagship event. This continues the league’s partnership with the Raiders and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, who are also scheduled to host the 2022 NFL Draft.

The NFL Draft or the Player Selection Meeting is an annual event which serves as the league’s most common source of player recruitment.

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