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NFL Ditches Pro Bowl Format For Fantasy Draft

Posted By Blake Bass On July 31, 2013 @ 1:57 PM In NFL | No Comments

[1]The people have spoken. And regardless of what they really said, the NFL will be getting rid of the traditional Pro Bowl structure, dumping the AFC and NFC teams for a fantasy draft format.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the change has now officially been made, and it will be used for the first time in early 2014.

Schefter also reports that Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders will serve as draft captains for the two teams. This meshes with our recent item regarding a fan survey that explained the teams would be chosen by two retired players, the player getting the most Pro Bowl fan votes on offense, the player getting the most Pro Bowl fan votes on defense, and the two fans getting the highest score in NFL.com fantasy football.

Source: Mike Florio, NBC Sports Pro Football Talk [2]

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