The active actor captains for a 2016 Pro Bowl will be Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins, New York Giants far-reaching receiver Odell Beckham Jr., St. Louis Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald and Atlanta Falcons regulating behind Devonta Freeman, a NFL announced Friday.
Atkins and Freeman will be interconnected together, while Beckham and Donald will work as a duo.
These 4 captains will assistance establish rosters for Team Irvin and Team Rice during a Pro Bowl Draft on Jan. 27.
Pro Football Hall of Famers Michael Irvin and Jerry Rice will offer as NFL Legends captains for their Pro Bowl squads and will name their coaching staff. Irvin and Rice lapse for a second time after being a winning captains during a prior dual Pro Bowls.
Retired five-time Pro Bowler Darren Woodson (Team Irvin) and two-time Pro Bowler Eric Davis (Team Rice) will offer as defensive co-captains. The NFL legends will also any be assisted by one NFL.com anticipation football champion in a breeze process.
The Pro Bowl will continue regulating a revised diversion format that debuted with a 2014 game, with NFL Legends captains carrying final contend over Pro Bowl Draft decisions. The Pro Bowl will sojourn “unconferenced,” with several pivotal personification manners changed. Players were comparison but courtesy to discussion in voting by fans, coaches and players and will after be reserved to teams around a Pro Bowl Draft.
To establish that group owns a initial preference in a Pro Bowl Draft and how a NFL Legends captains will be interconnected with active actor captains, there will be a silver toss following a Pro Bowl Kickoff press discussion on Jan. 26.
The Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, Jan. 31 and televised live on ESPN during 7 p.m. ET from Aloha Stadium in Hawaii.