Since taking the annual Pro Bowl game out of Hawaii, the NFL has chosen different locations for the game.  The 2021 game is scheduled for the new home of the Las Vegas Raiders on January 31.

But with the continued uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, the NFL has added the Pro Bowl game to the list of cancelled events; along with the Hall of Fame game and Hall of Fame induction ceremonies that were cancelled in August.

In a statement released by the NFL, the league said, “the league will work closely with the NFLPA – NFL Players Association – and other partners, to create a variety of engaging activities to replace the Pro Bowl game this season.”

Despite numerous precautions, the NFL has had numerous players, coaches, and staff testing positive for the virus; causing postponement of games.  In a virtual meeting by team owners, the NFL is opting for some virtual events in lieu of the All Star game to make room for any possibility of needing to schedule postponed games in January.

However, the NFL intends to hold the fan vote beginning November 17 with the rosters being released some time in December.  Players and coaches also get a vote with each entity counting one third toweard the total vote.

Since being rescheduled to the week before the Super Bowl instead of the week after, many of the best players no longer participate in the game for fear of injury in the week before appearing in the championship game.

The owners also voted to award the 2022 Pro Bowl game to Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.

 After the 2020 NFL Draft in Las Vegas was cancelled and rescheduled as a virtual event, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced that the 2021 NFL Draft will be held in Las Vegas.