Report: NFL considering changes to Pro Bowl
The NFL is considering major changes to the Pro Bowl, including the way the players are selected for the game and the financial rewards for the players involved.
According to NFL.com, the league is not considering changing the date of the game and plans to keep it during the bye week between the conference championships and Super Bowl.
The game draws big ratings and over 12 million people saw this year’s game, which was won 62-35 by the NFC.
The NFL met with the union at the combine to discuss the changes, and the parties have been cooperating with similar goals to keep the game alive and improve it in any way possible. The league hopes to have the changes in place for the spring meeting in May.
Also in consideration is a “draft” concept, which the National Hockey League has used in its All-Star Game to select players.