How the Pro Bowl might change the way you think about the NFL
In a move that’s likely to be met with mixed reactions, the Pro Football Hall of Fame is offering players who are on the active roster for the upcoming season a chance to compete in its annual Pro Bowl.
The Pro Bowl is the premier honor for NFL players, and while the league does not have a history of awarding such a prestigious honor to active players, it is a highly competitive event that includes the likes of the Indianapolis Colts, the Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Steelers and Atlanta Falcons.
According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, Pro Bowl Hall of Famer Michael Irvin will compete in the upcoming edition of the event.
While the league has not announced a winner, it’s possible that players will compete alongside the likes, like New England quarterback Tom Brady, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and former Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles.
Irvin is one of the most well-known football players in the world, but the Pro Bowler is not the only active player on the roster to compete.
As of Sunday, the Cleveland Browns’ quarterback, Josh McCown, was on the Pro Bowl roster for a sixth consecutive year.
The Browns, who are in a division battle with the San Diego Chargers, are also on the short list of teams that could potentially face each other in the playoffs.
The Cleveland Browns are one of eight teams in the NFL that have been in the running for the NFL’s prestigious honor.
The other eight teams are the New York Giants, New York Jets, Carolina Panthers, Seattle Seahawks, New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts.