It’s Time for the NFL to Cut Ties with the Pro Bowl and Move the Super Bowl Up a Week

Maybe there is a sign about the Pro Bowl’s future when Monday Night Football color commentator Jason Witten dropped the MVP Trophy in the rain. The AFC won the Pro Bowl 26-7 over the NFC. Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs won the offensive MVP and Jamal Adams of the New York Jets won the defensive MVP.  This should be the last time the Pro Bowl is ever played.

There doesn’t seem to be any point in playing this football game. A lot of players were lined up in unnatural positions throughout the game and it must have made general managers and owners cringe. Star players don’t need to be getting hurt in a meaningless game.

Players weren’t even going full throttle in this game and isn’t that when they usually get hurt the most though? Luckily, there was no serious injuries throughout the game.

The Pro Bowl has been played the week before the Super Bowl for approximately the last decade. If the NFL decides to get rid of it, the NFL needs to go back to no byes before the Super Bowl itself.

Why should teams that have first-round byes in the playoffs be rewarded two potential byes in the postseason? Instead of having no football for a week, push up the Super Bowl and there’s that.

The last time a Super Bowl was played in a week after the NFC Championship Game and the AFC Championship Game was in 2003 when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Oakland Raiders 48-21, in Super Bowl XXXVII.


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