2020 Pro Bowl Preview

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NFC quarterback Russell Wilson, left, of the Seattle Seahawks with son Future Zahir Wilburn, and NFC quarterback Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints with sons Bowen Christopher Brees, Baylen Robert Brees, and Callen Christian Brees pose for a photo after Pro Bowl NFL football practice, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano)

 Pro Bowl Week Culminates with AFC-NFC Matchup at Camping World Stadium in Orlando —

— All-Stars Face Off in Skills Showdown Airing Thursday, January 23 at 9:00 PM ET on ESPN —

The 2020 Pro Bowl presented by Verizon will be played on Sunday, January 26, at Orlando’s Camping World Stadium. Tickets to the game, which kicks off at 3:00 PM ET and will be televised live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and simulcast on ABC and Disney XD, are on sale now at NFL.com/ProBowlOnSale.

The Pro Bowl returns to Orlando for the fourth consecutive season and will feature the league’s all-stars and Legends Captains taking part in youth activities and community events during a week-long celebration of the football community. 

The 2020 Pro Bowl will feature two new rule changes for this game only. Following a successful field goal or try attempt, the scoring team (Team A), has the following options:

1. Team A may elect to give Team B the ball at Team B’s 25-yard line (1st-and-10), beginning a new series of downs.

2. Team A may elect to take the ball at their own 25-yard line (4th-and-15).

If Team A is successful in making a first down, Team A will maintain possession and a new series of downs will continue as normal.

If Team A is unsuccessful in making a first down, the result will be a turnover on downs and Team B will take possession at the dead ball spot.

Additionally, the 2020 Pro Bowl will feature a rule change regarding pre-snap penalties.

It is not a false start if a flexed, eligible receiver in a two-point stance who flinches or picks up one foot, as long as his other foot remains partially on the ground, and he resets for one second prior to the snap. A receiver who fits this exception is not considered to be “in motion” for purposes of the “illegal shift” rules.

It is a false start if all 11 offensive players have been set for at least one full second, and any flexed, eligible receiver breaks his stance by picking up both feet.

The 44-man Pro Bowl teams are comprised of 21 offensive and 18 defensive players plus five specialists, including a long snapper. JOHN HARBAUGH and the coaches from the Baltimore Ravens will lead the AFC Pro Bowl team and PETE CARROLL and the coaches from the Seattle Seahawks will head the NFC squad.

Pro Football Hall of Famer and three-time Pro Bowler TERRELL DAVIS and Pro Football Hall of Famer and 11-time Pro Bowler BRUCE SMITH will serve as the 2020 Pro Bowl Legends Captains for the AFC, while Pro Football Hall of Famer and seven-time Pro Bowler DARRELL GREEN and NFL Legend and four-time Pro Bowler MICHAEL VICK will serve as 2020 Pro Bowl Legends Captains for the NFC. 

Ten players from the two teams participating in Super Bowl LIV, the KANSAS CITY CHIEFS and SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS, were selected to the original Pro Bowl roster: defensive end FRANK CLARK, rookie return specialist MECOLE HARDMAN, wide receiver TYREEK HILL, interior lineman CHRIS JONES, tight end TRAVIS KELCE and quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES of the Chiefs and rookie defensive end NICK BOSA, fullback KYLE JUSZCZYK, tight end GEORGE KITTLE and cornerback RICHARD SHERMAN of the 49ers.

The Pro Bowl players were determined by the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches. Each group’s vote counted one-third toward determining the 88 All-Star players who were selected to the Pro Bowl. The NFL is the only sports league that combines voting by fans, coaches and players to determine its All-Star teams. It was also the first professional sports league to offer online All-Star voting in 1995.

Under terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, each player on the winning Pro Bowl team receives $70,000, while each player on the losing squad earns $35,000.

Pro Bowl tickets start at just $45 and are on sale at NFL.com/ProBowlOnSale. Get Access to Awesome as fans in attendance can watch and cheer on the Pro Bowl players as they enter the stadium on the Pro Bowl Red Carpet, bringing them closer than ever to the NFL’s All-Stars. Concession deals and “Kid Zone” activities will be available inside the stadium. Additionally, fans will be able to enjoy post-game fireworks to conclude the celebration.

Returning this year, the Pro Bowl Skills Showdown, pitting AFC and NFC All-Stars against each other in unique competitions, will air on Thursday, January 23 at 9:00 PM ET on ESPN. Each Skills Showdown team will feature a mix of quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, tight ends, defensive linemen, linebackers and defensive backs.

Green Bay’s DAVANTE ADAMS, Tampa Bay’s SHAQUIL BARRETT,Minnesota’s DALVIN COOK, Minnesota’s KIRK COUSINS, Chicago’s EDDIE JACKSON,New Orleans’ CAMERON JORDAN, Chicago’s CORDARRELLE PATTERSON, Detroit’s DARIUS SLAY, Dallas’ JAYLON SMITH and Seattle’s RUSSELL WILSON will represent the NFC in the Pro Bowl Skills Showdown. 

Baltimore’s MARK ANDREWS, Cleveland’s NICK CHUBB, Pittsburgh’s MINKAH FITZPATRICK, New England’s STEPHON GILMORE, Pittsburgh’s CAMERON HEYWARD, Baltimore’s LAMAR JACKSON, Cleveland’s JARVIS LANDRY, Denver’s VON MILLER and Houston’s DESHAUN WATSON will represent the AFC in the Pro Bowl Skills Showdown.

Tickets for the Pro Bowl Skills Showdown are on sale now and can be purchased here.


ARIZONA (2)   
Budda BakerFree Safety2 
Chandler JonesOutside Linebacker3 
ATLANTA (2)   
Austin HooperTight End2 
Grady JarrettInterior Lineman1 
Mark AndrewsTight End1 
Orlando BrownTackle1 
Morgan CoxLong Snapper3 
Marlon HumphreyCornerback1 
Mark IngramRunning Back3 
Lamar JacksonQuarterback1 
Matthew JudonOutside Linebacker1 
Patrick RicardFullback1 
Ronnie StanleyTackle1 
Earl ThomasFree Safety7 
Justin TuckerKicker3 
Marshal YandaGuard8 
BUFFALO (3)   
Tremaine EdmundsInside Linebacker1 
Andre RobertsReturn Specialist2 
Tre’Davious WhiteCornerback1 
Trai TurnerGuard4 
Geno AtkinsInterior Lineman8 
Joel BitonioGuard2 
Nick ChubbRunning Back1 
Jarvis LandryWide Receiver5 
DALLAS (5)   
Amari CooperWide Receiver4 
Ezekiel ElliottRunning Back3 
Travis FrederickCenter5 
Jaylon SmithInside Linebacker1 
Tyron SmithTackle7 
DENVER (2)   
Von MillerOutside Linebacker8 
Courtland SuttonWide Receiver1 
DETROIT (2)   
Kenny GolladayWide Receiver1 
Darius SlayCornerback3 
GREEN BAY (3)   
Davante AdamsWide Receiver3 
Kenny ClarkInterior Lineman1 
Za’Darius SmithOutside Linebacker1 
HOUSTON (2)   
Laremy TunsilTackle1 
Deshaun WatsonQuarterback2 
Jack DoyleTight End2 
Ryan KellyCenter1 
Darius LeonardInside Linebacker1 
Quenton NelsonGuard2 
Josh AllenDefensive End1 
Calais CampbellDefensive End4 
DJ CharkWide Receiver1 
Keenan AllenWide Receiver2 
Melvin IngramDefensive End3 
Dalvin CookRunning Back1 
Kirk CousinsQuarterback2 
Everson GriffenDefensive End4 
C.J. HamFullback1 
Danielle HunterDefensive End2 
Eric KendricksInside Linebacker1 
Xavier RhodesCornerback3 
Harrison SmithStrong Safety5 
Terron ArmsteadTackle2 
Drew BreesQuarterback13 
Jared CookTight End2 
Deonte HarrisReturn Specialist1 
Cameron JordanDefensive End5 
Alvin KamaraRunning Back3 
Wil LutzKicker1 
Andrus PeatGuard2 
Michael ThomasWide Receiver3 
Larry WarfordGuard3 
Stephon GilmoreCornerback3 
Matthew SlaterSpecial Teamer8 
Minkah FitzpatrickFree Safety1 
Joe HadenCornerback3 
Cameron HeywardInterior Lineman4 
T.J. WattOutside Linebacker2 
RAIDERS (1)   
Rodney HudsonCenter3 
SEATTLE (2)   
Shaquill GriffinCornerback1 
Russell WilsonQuarterback7 
TAMPA BAY (1)   
Shaquil BarrettOutside Linebacker1 
Jurrell CaseyInterior Lineman5 
Derrick HenryRunning Back1 
Brett KernPunter2 
Ryan TannehillQuarterback1 
Tress WayPunter1 

(Press Release Provided by the National Football League)

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