It was just announced this week that the NFL is getting rid of the annual Pro Bowl for the first time since its creation in 1951. Instead, they will be replacing it with the "Pro Bowl Games." Over the course of a week, NFC and AFC players will compete in a series of skills competitions and end the week with a flag football game.
This event is set to take place on February 5th at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.
"The Pro Bowl is something that we've been looking at for a while, really continuing to evolve," NFL executive Peter O'Reilly told The Associated Press, according to ESPN. "Coming out of last year's game, we really made the decision based on a lot of internal conversations, getting feedback from GMs and coaches, getting a lot of feedback from players. We think there's a real opportunity to do something wholly different here and move away from the traditional tackle football game. We decided the goal is to celebrate 88 of the biggest stars in the NFL in a really positive, fun, yet competitive way."