The NFL will not be playing a 2021 Pro Bowl game, instead opting to reimagine the annual festivities with the help of the NFLPA amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
In a release Tuesday, the league announced it is working to “create a variety of engaging activities to replace the Pro Bowl game this season.”
Much like they did with the 2020 NFL Draft, the league and NFLPA are looking to finalize a ”virtual recognition of the season’s finest players will provide fans the opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of their favorite stars.”
Pro Bowl team selections will still be made this season, with voting beginning on Nov. 14. Final rosters will be revealed in December. As always, selections will be determined by votes of fans, players and coaches, with each group making up a third of the determination.
The league is preparing to return to the traditional Pro Bowl format in 2022 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. The city and the Raiders are also set to host the 2022 NFL Draft.