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    2023 NFL Pro Bowl Games Format: Skills Competitions and Game-Day Events

    The NFL is changing the format of the Pro Bowl for the 2022-2023 season. What competitions and games will be in store for the league's star players?

    The 2023 NFL Pro Bowl Games are set to take place on Feb. 5, 2023, in Paradise, Nevada. This year, the league has set up a whole new format for the events, completely revamping the Pro Bowl experience for players, attending fans, and those viewing from home. What can we expect from the new Pro Bowl format?

    How Will the 2023 NFL Pro Bowl Games Be Formatted?

    Historically, the league set up a standard-style NFL game in which football’s top players would face off in addition to a set of smaller competitions. While there have been some incredible Pro Bowl performances in years past, this year, that standard game has been replaced by a number of alternatives.

    Skills Competitions

    At the 2023 Pro Bowl Games, the player selectees will take part in a variety of skills competitions. These competitions include a full-field relay race between six AFC players and six NFC players titled the “Gridiron Gauntlet,” an offensive and defensive lineman strength and speed competition named “Move the Chains,” and two fan-selected winners from Thursday’s Skills competition competing for the title of “Best Catch.”

    Game-Day Events

    The Pro Bowl Games will take place on Sunday, Feb. 5. They’ll include the following events: a pregame show, the NFL FLAG Youth Championships, a live showing of the skills competitions, AFC vs. NFC NFL Flag Games, and a live musical performance. The coaches for the AFC vs. NFC flag football game will be Peyton Manning and Eli Manning, respectively.

    2023 NFL Pro Bowl Games FAQ

    How Long Will the 2023 NFL Pro Bowl Last?

    The Pro Bowl Games will span the day of Sunday, Feb. 5, with coverage beginning at 3 p.m. ET. On Thursday, Feb. 2, there will be two additional events taking place. The Pro Bowl Skills Show will be broadcast on ESPN beginning at 7 p.m. ET, and the East-West Shrine Bowl, one of the hallmark events of the pre-NFL draft process, will be broadcast on NFL Network beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET.

    How Many Players Make the Pro Bowl?

    A total of 88 NFL players make the Pro Bowl, with 44 coming from each conference. The position groups breakdown, per conference, is as follows:

    Offense

    • 3 Quarterbacks
    • 3 Running backs
    • 4 Wide receivers
    • 2 Tight ends
    • 3 Tackles
    • 3 Guards
    • 2 Centers
    • 1 Fullback

    Defense

    • 3 Defensive ends
    • 3 Interior linemen
    • 2 Inside linebackers
    • 3 Outside linebackers
    • 4 Cornerbacks
    • 2 Free safeties
    • 1 Strong safety

    Specialists

    • 1 Kicker
    • 1 Punter
    • 1 Long snapper
    • 1 Return specialist
    • 1 Special teamer

    How Much Are Pro Bowl Players Paid?

    Historically, players participating in the Pro Bowl have been paid thousands of dollars. This year, the number is the highest it’s been in league history. For participating, each player will receive $40,000. Players on the winning team will receive double the initial prize for a total of $80,000 each.

    Who Received the Most Fan Votes for the Pro Bowl in 2023?

    There are three methods by which players are selected for the Pro Bowl, with each carrying one-third of the weight: players’ votes, coaches’ votes, and fans’ votes. Fan voting closed in mid-December.

    The top five fan vote-getters are as follows: Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa (306,681 votes), Dolphins WR Tyreek Hill (293,679), Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes (271,541), Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson (264,653), and Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (248,279).

    AFC Leading Vote-Getters by Position

    • QB Tua Tagovailoa, MIA (306,861 votes)
    • RB Derrick Henry, TEN (160,799)
    • WR Tyreek Hill, MIA (293,679)
    • TE Travis Kelce, KC (248,279)
    • FB Alec Ingold, MIA (200,032)
    • T Terron Armstead, MIA (122,914)
    • G Kevin Zeitler, BAL (87,035)
    • C Creed Humphrey, KC (133,683)
    • DE Myles Garrett, CLE (141,661)
    • DT Quinnen Williams, NYJ (215,452)
    • OLB Matthew Judon, NE (154,780)
    • ILB Nick Bolton, KC (136,342)
    • CB Sauce Gardner, NYJ (191,867)
    • SS Derwin James, LAC (166,677)
    • FS Minkah Fitzpatrick, PIT (150,541)
    • K Justin Tucker, BAL (151,332)
    • P Ryan Stonehouse, TEN (57,577)
    • LS: Thomas Hennessy, NYJ (72,484)
    • ST Justin Hardee, NYJ (121,943)
    • RS Isiah Pacheco, KC (117,314)

    NFC Leading Vote-Getters by Position

    • QB Jalen Hurts, PHI (215,634 votes)
    • RB Christian McCaffrey, SF (205,990)
    • WR Justin Jefferson, MIN (264,653)
    • TE George Kittle, SF (201,905)
    • FB Kyle Juszczyk, SF (227,484)
    • T Trent Williams, SF (134,491)
    • G Zack Martin, DAL (70,105)
    • C Jason Kelce, PHI (152,795)
    • DE Nick Bosa, SF (239,151)
    • DT Javon Hargrave, PHI (127,847)
    • OLB Micah Parsons, DAL (168,437)
    • ILB Fred Warner, SF (149,521)
    • CB Tariq Woolen, SEA (166,677)
    • SS Harrison Smith, MIN (131,720)
    • FS Kerby Joseph, DET (104,581)
    • K Jason Myers, SEA (86,508)
    • P Tress Way, WAS (132,945)
    • LS Andrew DePaola, MIN (93,948)
    • ST Kris Boyd, MIN (110,120)
    • RS Kene Nwangwu, MIN (125,869)

    Final Pro Bowl Rosters

    With the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs making it to Super Bowl 57, that opened up 15 roster spots for the Pro Bowl. That, combined with a number of other players who opted out due to injury, created an extensive list of alternates. Here is the most up-to-date Pro Bowl roster for both the AFC and NFC.

    AFC Roster: Offense

    Quarterback

    • Derek Carr (Replacing Joe Burrow)
      Las Vegas Raiders
    • Trevor Lawrence (Replacing Patrick Mahomes)
      Jacksonville Jaguars
    • Tyler Huntley (Replacing Josh Allen)
      Baltimore Ravens

    Running Back

    • Josh Jacobs
      Las Vegas Raiders
    • Derrick Henry
      Tennessee Titans
    • Nick Chubb
      Cleveland Browns

    Fullback

    • Pat Ricard
      Baltimore Ravens

    Wide Receiver

    • Tyreek Hill
      Miami Dolphins
    • Stefon Diggs
      Buffalo Bills
    • Davante Adams
      Las Vegas Raiders
    • Ja’Marr Chase
      Cincinnati Bengals

    Tight End

    • Dawson Knox (Replacing Travis Kelce)
      Buffalo Bills
    • Mark Andrews
      Baltimore Ravens

    Offensive Line

    • Laremy Tunsil
      Houston Texans
    • Terron Armstead
      Miami Dolphins
    • Dion Dawkins (Replacing Orlando Brown)
      Buffalo Bills
    • Joel Bitonio
      Cleveland Browns
    • Rodger Saffold (Replacing Quenton Nelson)
      Buffalo Bills
    • Wyatt Teller (Replacing Joe Thuney)
      Cleveland Browns
    • Ben Jones (Replacing Creed Humphrey)
      Tennessee Titans
    • Mitch Morse
      Buffalo Bills

    AFC Roster: Defense

    Defensive End

    • Myles Garrett
      Cleveland Browns
    • Maxx Crosby
      Las Vegas Raiders
    • Trey Hendrickson
      Cincinnati Bengals

    Interior Linemen

    • Cameron Heyward (Replacing Chris Jones)
      Pittsburgh Steelers
    • Quinnen Williams
      New York Jets
    • Jeffery Simmons
      Tennessee Titans

    Linebacker

    • Matthew Judon
      New England Patriots
    • Bradley Chubb (Replacing Khalil Mack)
      Miami Dolphins
    • Matt Milano (Replacing T.J. Watt)
      Buffalo Bills
    • Roquan Smith
      Baltimore Ravens
    • C.J. Mosley
      New York Jets

    Cornerback

    • Sauce Gardner
      New York Jets
    • Pat Surtain II
      Denver Broncos
    • Marlon Humphrey
      Baltimore Ravens
    • Xavien Howard
      Miami Dolphins

    Safety

    • Minkah Fitzpatrick
      Pittsburgh Steelers
    • Derwin James
      Los Angeles Chargers
    • Jordan Poyer
      Buffalo Bills

    AFC Roster: Special Teams

    • Morgan Cox
      Tennessee Titans
    • AJ Cole (Replacing Tommy Townsend)
      Las Vegas Raiders
    • Justin Tucker
      Baltimore Ravens
    • Jamal Agnew (Replacing Devin Duvernay)
      Jacksonville Jaguars
    • Justin Hardee
      New York Jets

    NFC Roster: Offense

    Quarterback

    • Jared Goff (Replacing Jalen Hurts)
      Detroit Lions
    • Kirk Cousins
      Minnesota Vikings
    • Geno Smith
      Seattle Seahawks

    Running Back

    • Saquon Barkley
      New York Giants
    • Dalvin Cook (Replacing Tony Pollard)
      Minnesota Vikings
    • Christian McCaffrey (Replacing Miles Sanders)
      San Francisco 49ers

    Fullback

    • Kyle Juszczyk
      San Francisco 49ers

    Wide Receiver

    • Justin Jefferson
      Minnesota Vikings
    • Amon-Ra St. Brown (Replacing A.J. Brown)
      Philadelphia Eagles
    • CeeDee Lamb
      Dallas Cowboys
    • Terry McLaurin
      Washington Commanders

    Tight End

    • George Kittle
      San Francisco 49ers
    • T.J. Hockenson
      Minnesota Vikings

    Offensive Line

    • Trent Williams
      San Francisco 49ers
    • Penei Sewell (Replacing Lane Johnson)
      Detroit Lions
    • Tristan Wirfs
      Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    • Zack Martin
      Dallas Cowboys
    • Elgton Jenkins (Replacing Landon Dickerson)
      Green Bay Packers
    • Chris Lindstrom
      Atlanta Falcons
    • Tyler Biadasz (Replacing Jason Kelce)
      Dallas Cowboys
    • Frank Ragnow
      Detroit Lions

    NFC Roster: Defense

    Defensive End

    • Nick Bosa
      San Francisco 49ers
    • Brian Burns
      Carolina Panthers
    • Demarcus Lawrence
      Dallas Cowboys

    Interior Linemen

    • Daron Payne (Replacing Aaron Donald)
      Washington Commanders
    • Jonathan Allen
      Washington Commanders
    • Dexter Lawrence
      New York Giants

    Linebacker

    • Micah Parsons
      Dallas Cowboys
    • Za’Darius Smith
      Minnesota Vikings
    • Danielle Hunter (Replacing Haason Reddick)
      Minnesota Vikings
    • Fred Warner
      San Francisco 49ers
    • Demario Davis
      New Orleans Saints

    Cornerback

    • Jalen Ramsey (Replacing Darius Slay)
      Los Angeles Rams
    • Trevon Diggs
      Dallas Cowboys
    • Tariq Woolen
      Seattle Seahawks
    • Jaire Alexander
      Green Bay Packers

    Safety

    • Quandre Diggs
      Seattle Seahawks
    • Budda Baker
      Arizona Cardinals
    • Talanoa Hufanga
      San Francisco 49ers

    NFC Roster: Special Teams

    • Andrew DePaola
      Minnesota Vikings
    • Tress Way
      Washington Commanders
    • Jason Myers
      Seattle Seahawks
    • KaVontae Turpin
      Dallas Cowboys
    • Jeremy Reaves
      Washington Commanders

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