The NFL canceled its traditional Pro Bowl game this year due to COVID-19, but the league and two notable partners have come up with alternate programming during the off weekend before the Super Bowl.
Pro Bowl voting happened like normal, but this year will feature a celebration of the talent on ESPN and ABC coupled with a Madden 21 competition on Twitch and various other social channels. The “Pro Bowl Celebration” program begins at 3 p.m. ET on ABC and ESPN, and the Madden contest begins at 5 p.m. ET and lasts an hour. Here is a full look at the Pro Bowl rosters.
How to watch the Pro Bowl Celebration
The program will air on ABC and ESPN, and you’ll be able to live stream it on WatchESPN. The special will be hosted by Sam Ponder and Randy Moss, and per ESPN, will feature “memorable moments from the AFC and NFC stars on this year’s Pro Bowl rosters, commemorative interviews and impactful storytelling.”
The show will include its own version of Verzuz focusing on highlight battles. This has been airing on social media the past four days and will include some highlights. And we’ll also get a Suzy Kolber interview with Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady a week before Super Bowl 55.
How to watch Pro Bowl: The Madden NFL 21 Edition
The “Pro Bowl” will be a Madden competition that airs at 5 p.m. ET. The event will stream on the NFL YouTube, Twitter and Facebook, as well as the EA Madden NFL Twitch channel. The contest will feature Snoop Dogg, Deshaun Watson, Derrick Henry, and Keyshawn Johnson competing for the AFC, while Bubba Wallace, Marshawn Lynch, Kyler Murray and Jamal Adams compete for the NFC.
The teams will play from their homes using the official Pro Bowl rosters, and a new competitor will take the controls each quarter. Michael Strahan and Charissa Thompson will host the event with notable streamers including Ninja, FaZeSwagg, AustinShow, and AMP also hosting live watch parties on their channels. The event will re-air at 8pm ET on NFL Network and again at 12:30am ET.