2014 Pro Bowl, Presented by McDonald’s, Features New Format for NFL All-Star Game

indyeaglesfreak:

Omg this sounds so dumb! I like the draft format but really?? Your killing football

Originally posted on NFL Communications:

Major changes include elimination of AFC vs. NFC format, fantasy football-like draft for team assignments, rules and roster changes;

Pro Football Hall of Famers Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders to serve as alumni captains

The 2014 Pro Bowl, presented by McDonald’s, will feature a new format for the NFL All-Star Game based on major changes proposed by NFLPA President DOMONIQUE FOXWORTH designed to make it the ultimate fan-friendly celebration of the game, the NFL and NFL Players Association announced today.

Gone is the familiar AFC vs. NFC match-up that has existed since 1971.  Instead, players will be selected without regard to conference in voting by fans, coaches and players.  For example, the top six quarterbacks following voting will earn distinction as All-Stars, regardless of how many are from AFC or NFC teams.

Players will be assigned to teams through the Pro Bowl Draft, in which two leading vote getters will…

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