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With COVID doing it’s best to make the NFL season an absolute train wreck, the league has made the decision to cancel the 2021 Pro Bowl for the first time ever!

2021 NFL pro bowl cancelled
Jan 27, 2019; Orlando, FL, USA; AFC strong safety Jamal Adams of the New York Jets (left) poses with the trophy next to AFC quarterback Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs (right) after defeating the NFC in the NFL Pro Bowl football game at Camping World Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

For the first time since it was introduced in 1949, the NFL will not hold a Pro Bowl game for its all-star selections this 2021 season. In the current climate, it seems it has been deemed an added extra that isn’t worth the risk or cost with the NFL already having eleven of their teams have positive COVID-19 tests and 12 games that have had to be postponed or rescheduled as a result.

The new Las Vegas stadium was the venue selected for this year and the NFL has said that it will instead host the game for the league’s best (most popular) players in 2022.

Any real fan knows that the Pro Bowl game itself doesn’t really matter however the skill challenges are extremely fun to watch. The players this year will still be voted to the All-Star roster and the NFL said it will work with the NFLPA to come up with some ‘engaging activities’ to replace the Pro-Bowl. Those activities will be held virtually (which sounds a thrilling watch.)

The NFL very much plans to play every regular-season game, play-offs and the Superbowl scheduled for February 7th 2021 and losing the Pro-Bowl seems to be a wise decision.

I’m sure this news comes as a shocker and a disappointment to everyone because the players come into this game with a competitive fire that knows no bounds and it is a much watch every season. It’s okay the Pro Bowl will return, eventually!

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