NFL replaces Pro Bowl game with flag football game


The home of the Las Vegas Raiders, Allegiant Stadium, will host another celebration for the NFL’s best players after this season.

According to the Associated Press, the NFL has decided to scrap the annual Pro Bowl game and instead have a week-long slate of skills events, culminating in a flag football game on February 5, the Sunday before the Super Bowl.

The NFL has long considered something like this because Pro Bowl play has long lacked a competitive spirit that has often been criticized by players, media, and fans.

This change will give the league a chance to still honor players who played during the season, while also having several fun events. It also gives fans a chance to see more events and still feel connected to the players on game day with the flag football game.

Omaha Productions Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning will be involved in planning the week’s events. Manning will also coach in the game.

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