[ENT] NFL cancels 2021 Pro Bowl, clearing a makeup date ahead of the Super Bowl

NFL cancels 2021 Pro Bowl, clearing a makeup date ahead of the Super Bowl in case games need to be rescheduled due to any COVID-19 outbreaks

  • The NFL has cancelled the 2021 Pro Bowl in an effort to focus on the completion of the regular season amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic
  • The league announced the move Wednesday, saying that Las Vegas, where the Pro Bowl was scheduled to be played, will host the game after the 2021 season
  • The move creates an extra week before the Super Bowl, which could serve as a makeup date for rescheduled games due to COVID-19 outbreaks among teams
  • This marks the first time since 1949 that the NFL will not have an all-star game
  • Commissioner Roger Goodell’s office also said the 2024 Super Bowl will no longer be played in New Orleans in an effort to avoid a conflict with Mardi Gras
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The NFL has cancelled the 2021 Pro Bowl in an effort to focus on the completion of the regular season amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The league announced the move Wednesday, saying that Las Vegas, where the Pro Bowl was scheduled to be played, will host the game after the 2021 season in January of 2022.

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The move creates an extra week before the Super Bowl, which could serve as a makeup date for any rescheduled games. The NFL has already rescheduled several regular season games due to COVID-19 outbreaks within the Tennessee Titans and New England Patriots locker rooms.  

The NFL has cancelled the 2021 Pro Bowl in an effort to focus on the completion of the regular season amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The league announced the move Wednesday, saying that Las Vegas, where the Pro Bowl was scheduled to be played, will host the game after the 2021 season in January of 2022

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Quarterback DeShaun Watson #4 of the Houston Texans from the AFC Team on a pass play during the NFL Pro Bowl Game at Camping World Stadium on January 26, 2020 in Orlando

Quarterback DeShaun Watson #4 of the Houston Texans from the AFC Team on a pass play during the NFL Pro Bowl Game at Camping World Stadium on January 26, 2020 in Orlando

Pro Bowl teams will still be selected using the same format, according to the league’s announcement on Wednesday. Players, fans, and coaches will vote for their Pro Bowl selections beginning on November 17.

Those who are selected can participate in what the league refers to as ‘a variety of engaging activities,’ which will be held virtually.

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The NFL previously conducted a virtual draft back in April.

This marks the first time since 1949 that the NFL will not hold some sort of all-star game, according to Pro Football Reference.

Commissioner Roger Goodell’s office also announced Wednesday that the 2024 Super Bowl will no longer be played at the Superdome in New Orleans in an effort to avoid a conflict with Mardi Gras.

Instead the Saints and the city of New Orleans will host Super Bowl LIX in 2025.

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A new host for Super Bowl LVIII will be announced at a later date.

Commissioner Roger Goodell's office also announced Wednesday that the 2024 Super Bowl will no longer be played in New Orleans in an effort to avoid a conflict with Mardi Gras

Commissioner Roger Goodell’s office also announced Wednesday that the 2024 Super Bowl will no longer be played in New Orleans in an effort to avoid a conflict with Mardi Gras

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