2017 Pro Bowl Roster
January 29, 2017
Aloha Stadium - Honololu, Hawaii
This year's Pro Bowl roster has been unveiled. Find out which players will battle at Aloha Stadium in January. But 2017 Pro Bowl is different with stars realign. No more AFC vs. NFC. It's all about giving fans match-ups they've never seen before. Watch the all-stars get drafted. Unexpected teams. Memorable match-ups. The game like you've never seen it before.
The first-ever Pro Bowl Draft will air in primetime on NFL Network. Pro Football Hall of Famers Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders will serve as alumni team captains for their respective squads. The 2017 Pro Bowl Draft live will take place Jan. 21-22, 2017 at 8PM ET.
After being played Hawaii prior to Super Bowl 51, the NFL 2017 Pro Bowl returns to what many consider its rightful home - Aloha Stadium at Honololu, Hawaii.
Kicking off the week before the Super Bowl in a new twist this year, the Pro Bowl has grown into one of the biggest events of the NFL season. This annual contest between the stars of the NFC and AFC has become a point of pride for both sides, with the winner getting bragging rights for another season.
A postseason All-Star game between the new league champion and a team of professional all-stars was added to the NFL schedule in January 1939, at the end of the 1938 season. In the first game at Wrigley Field in Los Angeles, CA the New York Giants beat a team made up of players from NFL teams and two independent clubs the Los Angeles Bulldogs and the Hollywood Stars. An all-NFL All-Star team provided the opposition over the next four seasons, but the event was cancelled after the game at the close of the 1942 season.
The NFL revived the game in January 1951, after the 1950 pro football season. It was a contest between conference all-star teams: American vs National (1951-53), Eastern vs Western (1954-1970), and now, the AFC-NFC Pro Bowl format, which began in 1971, rotated annually between host sites until 1980 when it moved to Honolulu. NOw history will be made in the Pro bowl again as it will be hosted in South Florida, Dallas.