The NFL Pro Bowl Will Be Played On Madden 21

Madden Pro Bowl

The 2021 Pro Bowl game was officially canceled due to COVID-19 concerns, but the National Football League (NFL) has decided to play on with EA Sports and their officially licensed football game Madden 21. 

Despite the NFL being the only pro sports league to play a full season in 2020, the Pro Bowl was deemed too risky for actual play. The 2021 Pro Bowl was initially scheduled for Jan. 31st in Las Vegas but will now take place over a week with matchups featuring celebrities, NFL legends, and current players taking the sticks. 

Current players selected to the Pro Bowl will be added to the game via downloadable content on multiple gaming consoles. This gives game owners the chance to play the studded all-star match at home as much as they want. Players can either set the matchup to a simulation or take control of the game by adding themselves into the mix and playing the computer or other opponents online. 

Current Pro Bowl Rosters

*Indicates starters

AFC Pro Bowl Selection

Position Player Team
QB Patrick Mahomes* Chiefs
QB Josh Allen Bills
QB Deshaun Watson Texans
RB Derrick Henry* Titans
RB Nick Chubb Browns
RB Josh Jacobs Raiders
WR Tyreek Hill* Chiefs
WR Stefon Diggs* Bills
WR Keenan Allen Chargers
WR A.J. Brown Titans
TE Travis Kelce* Chiefs
TE Darren Waller Raiders
FB Patrick Ricard* Ravens
T Laremy Tunsil* Texans
T Eric Fisher* Chiefs
T Orlando Brown Ravens
G Quenton Nelson* Colts
G Joel Bitonio* Browns
G David DeCastro Steelers
C Maurkice Pouncey* Steelers
C Ryan Kelly Colts
DE Myles Garrett* Browns
DE Joey Bosa* Chargers
DE Frank Clark Chiefs
DT Chris Jones* Chiefs
DT Cameron Heyward* Steelers
DT Calais Campbell Ravens
OLB T.J. Watt* Steelers
OLB Bradley Chubb* Broncos
OLB Matt Judon Ravens
ILB Darius Leonard* Colts
ILB Tremaine Edmunds Bills
CB Xavien Howard* Dolphins
CB Tre’Davious White* Bills
CB Marlon Humphrey Ravens
CB Stephon Gilmore Patriots
FS Minkah Fitzpatrick* Steelers
FS Justin Simmons Broncos
SS Tyrann Mathieu* Chiefs
LS Morgan Cox* Ravens
P Jake Bailey* Patriots
K Justin Tucker* Ravens
RS Andre Roberts* Bills
ST Matthew Slater Patriots

NFC Pro Bowl Selection

Position Player Team
QB Aaron Rodgers* Packers
QB Russell Wilson Seahawks
QB Kyler Murray Cardinals
RB Dalvin Cook* Vikings
RB Alvin Kamara Saints
RB Aaron Jones Packers
WR Davante Adams* Packers
WR DeAndre Hopkins* Cardinals
WR DK Metcalf Seahawks
WR Justin Jefferson Vikings
TE T.J. Hockenson* Lions
TE Evan Engram Giants
FB Kyle Juszczyk* 49ers
T David Bakhtiari* Packers
T Trent Williams* 49ers
T Terron Armstead Saints
G Brandon Scherff* Washington Football Team
G Elgton Jenkins* Packers
G Andrus Peat Saints
C Jason Kelce* Eagles
C Frank Ragnow Lions
DE Cameron Jordan* Saints
DE Brandon Graham* Eagles
DE Chase Young Washington Football Team
DT Aaron Donald* Rams
DT Fletcher Cox* Eagles
DT Grady Jarrett Falcons
OLB Khalil Mack* Bears
OLB Za’Darius Smith* Packers
OLB Jason Pierre-Paul Buccaneers
ILB Bobby Wagner* Seahawks
ILB Fred Warner 49ers
CB Jalen Ramsey* Rams
CB Jaire Alexander* Packers
CB Marshon Lattimore Saints
CB James Bradberry Giants
FS Quandre Diggs* Seahawks
SS Budda Baker* Cardinals
SS Jamal Adams Seahawks
LS Tyler Ott* Seahawks
P Jack Fox* Lions
K Younghoe Koo* Falcons
RS Cordarrelle Patterson* Bears
ST Nick Bellore* Seahawks

The 2021 Pro Bowl will stream on the NFL YouTube channel, Twitter, Facebook, and the Madden NFL Twitch channel. The event will also be broadcast on the NFL Network. Michael Strahan and Charissa Thompson will host the event.

The AFC will be represented by current Texans QB Deshaun Watson, Titans RB Derrick Henry, Rapper Snoop Dog, and former NFL WR Keyshawn Johnson. The NFC will be represented by current Cardinals QB Kyler Murry, Seahawks S Jamal Adams, NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace, and former RB Marshawn Lynch (Beast Mode). Each participant will take control of the game for one quarter, and participants will play from home with their current gaming consoles. 


Betting on the 2021 NFL Pro Bowl will be just like betting on Madden 21 with a new set of factors to consider. Online sportsbooks will likely have many props available for the matchups and will probably feature simulated Pro Bowl events. 

The best part about the virtual Pro Bowl is that bettors over the age of 18 can wager on the events, whereas most sports betting states only allow bettors over 21. 18+ sportsbooks operate legally in the USA by abiding by federal gambling laws and operating outside of the country. 

Whether you decide to gamble, watch, or play the event at home, the 2021 NFL Pro Bowl will be one for the record books, and if it goes well, we will likely see more virtual Pro Bowl events in the future.