Later tonight some, not all of the best professional football players in the world will face off against each other in the 44th Annual NFL Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wanted to freshen up the Pro Bowl and make it a bit more competitive in hopes viewer ship would increase. With the new format this year it promises to be interesting at best. Instead of the NFC facing off against the AFC as usual the players were selected by fantasy draft. Two former NFL Hall of Famers, Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders were the respective captains during the selection.
The game will kick off at 7:30 p.m. EST, January 26th in Honolulu, Hawaii. It will air on the NBC Network. Veteran announcer Al Michaels and analyst Cris Collinsworth will be in the booth. Michele Tafoya is joined by Doug Flutie on the sidelines.
Below you’ll find the strangest Pro Bowl rosters in NFL history as provided by ESPN.com. (Philadelphia Eagles players are highlighted)
QB: Drew Brees, Saints; Philip Rivers, Chargers; Alex Smith, Chiefs.
RB: Matt Forte, Bears; LeSean McCoy, Eagles; DeMarco Murray, Cowboys.
FB: Mike Tolbert, Panthers.
WR: Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals; Josh Gordon, Browns; Alshon Jeffery, Bears; Brandon Marshall, Bears.
TE: Tony Gonzalez, Falcons; Jimmy Graham, Saints.
C: Ryan Kalil, Panthers; Nick Mangold, Jets.
OG: Jahri Evans, Saints; Ben Grubbs, Saints; Evan Mathis, Eagles.
OT: Jordan Gross, Panthers; Tyron Smith, Cowboys; Joe Thomas, Browns.
DT: Marcell Dareus, Bills; Jason Hatcher, Cowboys; Kyle Williams, Bills.
DE: Cameron Jordan, Saints; Robert Quinn, Rams; Cameron Wake, Dolphins.
ILB: Vontaze Burfict, Bengals; Derrick Johnson, Chiefs.
OLB: John Abraham, Cardinals; Justin Houston, Chiefs; Robert Mathis, Colts.
S: Jairus Byrd, Bills; Eric Reid, 49ers; Antrel Rolle, Giants.
CB: Antonio Cromartie, Jets; Brandon Flowers, Chiefs; Joe Haden, Browns; Alterraun Verner, Titans.
PR: Dexter McCluster, Chiefs.
ST: Justin Bethel, Cardinals.
K: Stephen Gostkowski, Patriots.
P: Johnny Hekker, Rams.
LS: Matt Overton, Colts.
QB: Nick Foles, Eagles; Andrew Luck, Colts; Cam Newton, Panthers.
RB: Jamaal Charles, Chiefs; Eddie Lacy, Packers; Alfred Morris, Redskins.
FB: Marcel Reece, Raiders.
WR: Antonio Brown, Steelers; Dez Bryant, Cowboys; A.J. Green, Bengals; DeSean Jackson, Eagles.
TE: Jordan Cameron, Browns; Jason Witten, Cowboys.
C: Alex Mack, Browns; Mike Pouncey, Dolphins.
OG: Kyle Long, Bears; Logan Mankins, Patriots; Marshal Yanda, Ravens.
OT: Branden Albert, Chiefs; Trent Williams, Redskins; Duane Brown, Texans.
DT: Gerald McCoy, Buccaneers; Dontari Poe, Chiefs; Ndamukong Suh, Lions.
DE: Greg Hardy, Panthers; J.J. Watt, Texans; Mario Williams, Bills.
ILB: Luke Kuechly, Panthers; Paul Posluszny, Jaguars.
OLB: Tamba Hali, Chiefs; Brian Orakpo, Redskins; Terrell Suggs, Ravens.
S: Eric Berry, Chiefs; T.J. Ward, Browns; Eric Weddle, Chargers.
CB: Brent Grimes, Dolphins; Tim Jennings, Bears; Patrick Peterson, Cardinals; Darrelle Revis, Buccaneers.
PR: Cordarrelle Patterson, Vikings.
ST: Matthew Slater, Patriots.
K: Justin Tucker, Ravens.
P: Brandon Fields, Dolphins.
LS: J.J. Jansen, Panthers.