The Philadelphia Eagles have the NFL’s best record at 13-1. Now they lead the NFL in invitations to the Pro Bowl Games as well.
Eight Eagles players — quarterback Jalen Hurts, wide receiver AJ Brown, offensive linemen Landon Dickerson, Lane Johnson and Jason Kelce, edge Haason Reddick, running back Miles Sanders and cornerback Darius Slay — all made the NFC team on Wednesday.
Five other teams are sending at least five players. Seven members of the Dallas Cowboys and Kansas City Chiefs were invited. The Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers each are represented by six players, while the Minnesota Vikings had five players make it.
The Jacksonville Jaguars and Chicago Bears were the only teams without a Pro Bowl selection.
Pro Bowl teams are determined by combining the votes of three groups: fans, players and coaches. Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa received the most votes by fans, followed by Dolphins receiver Tyreek Hill, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson and Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce. All five made their respective teams.
The NFC and AFC teams will encounter a rebranded week of activities, now known as the Pro Bowl Games. The NFL announced in September that it would no longer play a conventional football game at the Pro Bowl, opting instead for a series of events that will include multiple skill competitions and a flag football game.
The previous format, which dated back to 1951, had been under scrutiny for more than a decade as players grew increasingly reluctant to subject themselves to the physical pounding that occurs during standard games.
Pro Bowl Games week will take place in Las Vegas, and the flag football game is scheduled for Feb. 5. Peyton Manning has been named the AFC coach and his brother Eli Manning is the NFC coach. Peyton Manning’s Omaha Productions will participate in programming and promotion for the event.
2023 Pro Bowl rosters
(* denotes start)
Quarterbacks: *Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City; Josh Allen, Buffalo; Joe Burrow, Cincinnati
Tight ends: *Travis Kelce, Kansas City; Mark Andrews, Baltimore
Wide receivers: *Tyreek Hill, Miami; *Stefon Diggs, Buffalo; Davante Adams, Las Vegas; Ja’Marr Chase, Cincinnati
Tackles: *Laremy Tunsil, Houston; Terron Armstead, Miami; Orlando Brown Jr., Kansas City
Guards: *Joel Bitonio, Cleveland; *Quenton Nelson, Indianapolis; Joe Thuney, Kansas City
Centres: *Creed Humphrey, Kansas City; Mitch Morse, Buffalo
Running backs: *Nick Chubb, Cleveland; Josh Jacobs, Las Vegas; Derrick Henry, Tennessee
Full back: *Patrick Ricard, Baltimore
Defensive ends: *Myles Garrett, Cleveland; *Maxx Crosby, Las Vegas; Trey Hendrickson, Cincinnati
Interior lineman: *Chris Jones, Kanas City; *Quinnen Williams, New York; Jeffery Simmons, Tennessee
Outside linebackers: *Matt Judon, New England; *Khalil Mack, LA Chargers; TJ Watt, Pittsburgh
Inside/middle linebackers: *Roquan Smith, Baltimore; CJ Mosley, NY Jets
Cornerbacks: *Sauce Gardner, NY Jets; *Pat Surtain II, Denver; Marlon Humphrey, Baltimore; Xavien Howard, Miami
Free safety: *Minkah Fitzpatrick, Pittsburgh
Strong safeties: *Derwin James Jr., LA Chargers; Jordan Poyer, Buffalo
Placekicker: Justin Tucker, Baltimore
Long snapper: Morgan Cox, Tennessee
Points: Tommy Townsend, Kansas City
Return specialist: Devin DuVernay, Baltimore.
Special teams: Justin Hardee, NY Jets
Quarterbacks: *Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia; Geno Smith, Seattle; Kirk Cousins, Minnesota
Tight ends: *George Kittle, San Francisco; TJ Hockenson, Minnesota
Wide receivers: *Justin Jefferson, Minnesota; *AJ Brown, Philadelphia; CeeDee Lamb, Dallas; Terry McLaurin, Washington
Tackles: *Trent Williams, San Francisco; *Lane Johnson, Philadelphia; Tristan Wirfs, Tampa Bay
Guards: *Zack Martin, Dallas; *Landon Dickerson, Philadelphia; Chris Lindstrom, Atlanta
Centres: *Jason Kelce, Philadelphia; Frank Ragnow, Detroit
Running backs: *Saquon Barkley, NY Giants; Tony Pollard, Dallas; Miles Sanders, Philadelphia
Full back: *Kyle Juszczyk, San Francisco
Defensive ends: *Nick Bosa, San Francisco; *Brian Burns, Carolina; DeMarcus Lawrence, Dallas
Interior lineman: *Aaron Donald, LA Rams; *Jonathan Allen, Washington; Dexter Lawrence, New York
Outside linebackers: *Micah Parsons, Dallas; *Za’Darius Smith, Minnesota; Haason Reddick, Philadelphia
Inside/middle linebackers: *Fred Warner, San Francisco; Demario Davis, New Orleans
Cornerbacks: *Darius Slay, Philadelphia; *Trevon Diggs, Dallas; Tariq Woolen, Seattle; Jaire Alexander, Green Bay
Free safety: *Quandre Diggs, Seattle
Strong safeties: *Budda Baker, Arizona; Talanoa Hufanga, San Francisco
Placekicker: Jason Myers, Seattle
Long snapper: Andrew DePaola, Minnesota
Points: Tress Way, Washington
Return specialist: KaVontae Turpin, Dallas
Special teams: Jeremy Reaves, Washington