It’s that time of year. The NFL regular season is over. The Playoffs are wrapping up this weekend (check out our Playoff predictions). And it’s almost the weekend of 2019 NFL Pro Bowl! On January 27th, we’ll see the best of the AFC and NFC meet on the field. If you’re thinking of heading to Orlando for the game, shop our selection of cheap Pro Bowl tickets at Razorgator!
Sure, it’s been called a “meaningless game” by some because it doesn’t really matter who wins, but the NFL Pro Bowl is a great chance to see football stars that you may not have been able to catch in the regular season – at a much cheaper price! You’ll get to see your favorite big names playing together on the field. It’s a totally different dynamic. Also, it’s in Orlando so it’s a great way to escape this cold winter weather! (You can turn it into a vacation.)
While the NFL has released a full lineup of the players named to the Pro Bowl roster, things are still pretty fluid as players decide whether they’ll play or not. The latest news? Andrew Luck, who led the Indianapolis Colts in a close game against the Saints last Sunday, will replace Philip Rivers who’s out due to an injury. Great news for you if you’re a Colts fan!
Before Rivers dropped out of the game, the Los Angeles Chargers had the most players named to the Pro Bowl in the league this year with seven, among them running back Melvin Gordon and wide receiver Keenan Allen. The Chargers coaching staff will even help coach the AFC Team.
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The 2019 Pro Bowl roster is packed with star athletes. It’s an honor to be named to the event for your conference and forever be referred to as a “Pro Bowler.” The lineup contains gems like Patrick Mahomes, who has been named the starting quarterback for the AFC. There’s also tight end Travis Kelce, along with four other players from the Kansas City Chiefs. The Colts’ Eric Ebron is Kelce’s backup tight end, while the Chiefs’ wide receiver Tyreek Hill will be playing behind DeAndre Hopkins of the Houston Texans. Jadeveon Clowney and JJ Watt join their fellow Texan as starters for the AFC Team too.
Of course, if the Chiefs make it to the Super Bowl, all of this changes. Players on Super Bowl contender teams don’t play in the Pro Bowl for obvious reasons. Wouldn’t wanna risk it!
The Steelers have six players named to the AFC Team, including wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (who’s replacing Antonio Brown), running back James Conner, and Alejandro Villanueva at tackle. The Broncos’ Von Miller will start at outside linebacker and we’ll get to see the Jaguars’ Jalen Ramsey at cornerback along with the Miami Dolphins’ Xavier Howard.
As for backup quarterbacks, in addition to Mahomes, you might just catch a glimpse of Tom Brady for the AFC Team, along with Drew Brees (currently named as starter), Jared Goff, and Russell Wilson (who’s replacing Aaron Rodgers) on the NFC Team. Again, the playoff games this weekend could still change everything. If Brady, Goff, Mahomes, or Brees makes it to the Super Bowl, they’ll be sitting out on Pro Bowl weekend. But even if we don’t get to see the named starters like Mahomes and Brees play, there’s still some high-powered quarterbacks in the mix. Your options here definitely aren’t the worst!
The NFC team will contain stars like wide receivers Julio Jones of the Falcons, Michael Thomas of the Saints, and Adam Thielen of the Vikings. And you’ll get to see red-hot running backs like the Rams’ Todd Gurley, the Giants’ Saquon Barkley, and the Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott. They’ll also have beasts like Aaron Donald on defense. If all these legends show up and play, this should be an epic game and a pretty close matchup.
Apparently, it’s common for veteran players to drop out of the Pro Bowl to avoid further wear and tear on their bodies. So Rivers might not be the last of the names we hear excusing themselves from the Pro Bowl.
None of the three Philadelphia Eagles players tapped for the Pro Bowl will end up playing – Brandon Brooks has an ACL injury, Fletcher Cox is wearing a walking boot, and Zach Ertz wants some extra time off. The Bears’ star defensive player Khalil Mack is being replaced by the Giants’ Oliver Vernon. And unfortunately, Luke Kuechly of the Carolina Panthers will be replaced by Cowboys linebacker Leighton Vander Esch, the first defensive rookie out of Dallas to be selected for the Pro Bowl in 37 years, so there’s a silver lining. Of course, the aim of the Pro Bowl is to have fun, get the best of the best together, play a great game, and not get injured. It should be exciting to see how these teams shape up!
Pro Bowl 2019 Tickets & Details:
The NFL Pro Bowl will take place at Camping World Stadium in Orlando on January 27th at 3PM EST. Get cheap Pro Bowl tickets on Razorgator! We’ve got some tickets with prices as low as $48 right now! If you’re just watching from home, you can catch it on ESPN.