NFL eliminated traditional AFC-NFC Pro Bowl matchup; will be replaced with Pro-Bowl fantasy-like draft, per ESPN sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 31, 2013
Now players will be assigned to teams through the Pro Bowl Draft (really). Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders will be draft captains.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 31, 2013
No more kickoffs in Pro Bowl. Rosters will consist of 43 players per squad. Game will be played Jan 26 in Honolulu.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 31, 2013
So Adam Schefter is reporting that the NFL has decided to completely re-do the Pro Bowl. The players will be drafted in a fantasy style draft.
That sounds pretty stupid on the surface, but to me, it is a lot more interesting than the way it is currently done. Of course I will care more about watching the draft than the actual game.
What do you think? Do you like this idea?