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NFL cancelling 2021 Pro Bowl

There will be no Pro Bowl in 2021, but the NFL’s top players will still be recognized.

Safety Jamal Adams of the New York Jets and Quarterback Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs from the AFC Team hold up the trophy after being named Co-MVP’s after the NFL Pro Bowl Game at Camping World Stadium on January 27, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. The AFC defeated the NFC 26 to 7. Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images

The NFL announced that the 2021 Pro Bowl has been cancelled on Wednesday because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The game was initially schedule to take place on January 31 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas Nevada, but the league has had to make adjustments to keep players, coaches, and other personnel safe. The 2022 Pro Bowl has been awarded to Las Vegas to make up for this year’s cancelled contest.

There might not be a Pro Bowl game, but the NFL’s top players will still be acknowledged. Pro Bowl voting will open up on November 17th and rosters will be announced in December and 88 players will be selected. This is necessary in part because of contract bonuses related to Pro Bowl selections.

The NFL intends to utilize interesting virtual activities to engage fans while their favorite players are recognized. There won’t be any Pro Bowl betting or DFS, but maybe the league can figured out another way to keep football fans entertained.