Next year’s game will be played in Honolulu, the frequent site for the all-star matchup. Beyond that, just about anywhere seems to be in play.
Beckham Jr. had a rookie season for the ages. In just 12 games, the All-Pro caught 91 passes for 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Team Irvin defeated 32-28 Team Carter, but the score is never important in the NFL’s all-star game.
Tony Romo will start at quarterback for Team Irvin, Andrew Luck for Team Carter in the second year of a format concocted to bring some life to an event that had become a show of halfhearted effort, little defense and practically no blocking.
Richardson, who has quickly become one of the best defensive tackles in the NFL, had eight sacks, 84 total tackles and 9.5 tackles for loss/no gain during the 2014 season.
“It is definitely awesome,” Beckham said, according to the Giants’ official website. “It is something that means a lot to me, and I am definitely going to cherish the moment.”
Outstanding Giants rookie Odell Beckham Jr. could still make it to the Pro Bowl as a first alternate. But for now, stick him in the “snub” category.
The AFC West champion Denver Broncos led the NFL with nine players selected for the Pro Bowl on Tuesday.
Lost in the turmoil of another lost season, the Jets do have some positives to build off of going forward. The defensive line remains stellar and Sheldon Richardson has quickly emerged as one of the best ends in the NFL.
To some fans, the Jets’ game at Tennessee on Sunday offers the franchise a chance to lose and have a better shot at that top draft pick — a notion that offends quarterback Geno Smith.
DeMarco Murray caught a 20-yard pass for a touchdown and Mike Tolbert plunged into the end zone for a 2-point conversion with less than 1 minute to give Jerry Rice a win over Deion Sanders in the first schoolyard-style Pro Bowl on Sunday.
It’s very simple. Since many people refer to the Pro Bowl as nothing more than a flag-football game, let’s just make it a flag-football game. Let’s turn the Pro Bowl into the NFL Pro Bowl Flag-Football Celebration.
The Rice-Sanders rivalry is just one of several moves the NFL is using to try to rekindle interest in the Pro Bowl, set for Sunday in Hawaii.
Kansas City and San Francisco will have plenty of clout in Honolulu if they don’t make it to New Jersey for the Super Bowl.
The National Football League is ditching its AFC vs. NFC format for the Pro Bowl in favor of a fantasy-style player draft. And with that new look will come — a new look, courtesy of Nike.