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NFL Pro Bowl Games: 2025 schedule, events, rosters, how to watch & more

The 2025 NFL Pro Bowl Games will take place on Sunday, February 2, a week before the 2025 NFL Championship.

As always, the NFL Pro Bowl will take place on the Sunday before the NFL Championship, as stars from around the league gather to put on one last show before the offseason begins. 

2025 will mark the third edition of the 'Pro Bowl Games' in which the event will consist off skills competitions and non-contact flag football games, rather than a tackle football game with pads and helmets.

Here is all you need to know about the event.

2025 NFL Pro Bowl Games schedule

The entire 2025 NFL Pro Bowl Games schedule is yet to be announced, although events are expected to take place on Sunday, February 2, 2025.

In 2024, the Pro Bowl Games were contested across two days - Thursday, February 1 (from 7 - 8:30 PM ET) and Sunday, February 4 (from 3 - 6 PM ET).

The 2024 schedule:

Thursday: Precision Passing, Best Catch, Closest to the Pin, High Stakes, Dodgeball, Kick-Tac-Toe

Sunday: Madden NFL Head-to-Head, Gridiron Gauntlet, Tug-of-war, Move the Chains, Flag football (3x 7-on-7 games)

Continue reading below for more details on each event.

Where are the 2025 NFL Pro Bowl Games?

The location of the 2025 NFL Pro Bowl Games is yet to be announced.

Where were the 2024 NFL Pro Bowl Games?

The 2024 Pro Bowl Games took place at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.

How to watch 2025 NFL Pro Bowl Games

While the rights holder for the 2025 NFL Pro Bowl Games has yet to be confirmed, ESPN and ABC have been the two broadcasters covering all of the Pro Bowl events since 2015. Disney XD and ESPN+ also provided coverage of the Sunday action in 2024.

2024 NFL Pro Bowl Games events

The format of the 2025 Pro Bowl Games has yet to be announced, so let's look back at the 2024 format.

  • Precision Passing - As the name gives away, this is an accuracy competition that involves the quarterback from both the AFC and NFC conferences. The QB who hits the most targets in one minute is the winner.

  • Best Catch - This event will see one player from each conference doing special catches around various Orlando landmarks, in what will be a pre-recorded segment.

  • Closest to the Pin - This event tests the golfing ability of 12 players in total, six from each conference. Each player will attempt to drive a golf ball as close to the hole as possible. The winning team will earn three points for their conference.
  • High Stakes - The winner of this event is the player who catches the most footballs. Seems easy, right? Well there is the small matter that each player will start off with a football in hand, before then trying to catch punts from a Football Passing Machine, or JUGS as it is known.
  • Dodgeball - This is a classic team sport that had a spike in popularity following the 2004 movie Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, starring Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller, and it will be used as one of the Pro Bowl Games.

  • Kick-Tac-Toe - This is one for the kickers. Each team's kicker will kick a ball towards a giant tic-tac-toe board, with the winner being the first person to get a connecting line of three squares or hit five squares total.
  • Madden NFL Head-to-Head - Given the technological age we live in, it wouldn't feel right if there were not some video games somewhere and that is where this event comes into play.

  • Gridiron Gauntlet - This is a physical challenge that involves six players from each conference taking on an obstacle course. From breaking through walls and crawling under doors, this will test the energy levels.

  • Tug-of-war - This was new to 2024 and saw two teams of five players going head-to-head in an old-fashioned tug-of-war, positioned above a foam pit.

  • Move the Chains - This is another event that involves strength, teamwork and strategy. Each team, both consisting of five players, will firstly have to move 3,000 pounds of weight off a huge wall before then hauling that wall, which weighs 2,000 pounds, across the finish line.
  • Flag football - There will be three Flag Football games, all of which will be seven-on-seven. In 2023, the three matches were spread across Sunday and a similar plan is expected.

2024 NFL Pro Bowl Games rosters

AFC offense

Quarterback (3)Tua Tagovailoa, Miami Dolphins*
Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens,
Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
Running back (3)Raheem Mostert, Miami Dolphins*
James Cook, Buffalo Bills
Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
Fullback (1)Alec Ingold, Miami Dolphins*
Wide receiver (4)Tyreek Hill, Miami Dolphins*
Amari Cooper, Cleveland Browns*
Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers
Ja’Marr Chase, Cincinnati Bengals
Tight end (2)Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs*
David Njoku, Cleveland Browns
Tackle (3)Laremy Tunsil, Houston Texans*
Dion Dawkins, Buffalo Bills*
Terron Armstead, Miami Dolphins
Guard (3)Quenton Nelson, Indianapolis Colts*
Joel Bitonio, Cleveland Browns*
Joe Thuney, Kansas City Chiefs
Center (2)Creed Humphrey, Kansas City Chiefs*
Tyler Linderbaum, Baltimore Ravens

AFC defense

Defensive end (3)Myles Garrett, Cleveland Browns*
Maxx Crosby, Las Vegas Raiders*
Trey Hendrickson, Cincinnati Bengals
Interior linemen (3)Chris Jones, Kansas City Chiefs*
Quinnen Williams, New York Jets*
Justin Madubuike, Baltimore Ravens
Outside linebacker (3)T.J. Watt, Pittsburgh Steelers*
Khalil Mack, Los Angeles Chargers*
Josh Allen, Jacksonville Jaguars
Inside/middle linebacker (2)Roquan Smith, Baltimore Ravens*
Patrick Queen, Baltimore Ravens
Cornerback (4)Pat Surtain II, Denver Broncos*
Sauce Gardner, New York Jets*
Jalen Ramsey, Miami Dolphins
Denzel Ward, Cleveland Browns
Free safety (2)Justin Simmons, Denver Broncos*
Minkah Fitzpatrick, Pittsburgh Steelers
Strong safety (1)Kyle Hamilton, Baltimore Ravens*

AFC special teams

Long snapper (1)Ross Matiscik, Jacksonville Jaguars*
Punter (1)AJ Cole, Las Vegas Raiders*
Placekicker (1)Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens*
Kick returner (1)Marvin Mims Jr., Denver Broncos*
Special teamer (1)Miles Killebrew, Pittsburgh Steelers*

NFC offense

Quarterback (3)Brock Purdy, San Francisco 49ers*
Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys
Matthew Stafford, Los Angeles Rams
Running back (3)Christian McCaffrey, San Francisco 49ers*
D’Andre Swift, Philadelphia Eagles
Kyren Williams, Los Angeles Rams
Fullback (1)Kyle Juszczyk, San Francisco 49ers*
Wide receiver (4)CeeDee Lamb, Dallas Cowboys*
A.J. Brown, Philadelphia Eagles*
Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Puka Nacua, Los Angeles Rams
Tight end (2)George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers*
Sam LaPorta, Detroit Lions
Tackle (3)Trent Williams, San Francisco 49ers*
Lane Johnson, Philadelphia Eagles*
Penei Sewell, Detroit Lions
Guard (3)Zack Martin, Dallas Cowboys*
Chris Lindstrom, Atlanta Falcons*
Landon Dickerson, Philadelphia Eagles
Center (2)Jason Kelce, Philadelphia Eagles*
Frank Ragnow, Detroit Lions

NFC defense

Defensive end (3)Nick Bosa, San Francisco 49ers*
Montez Sweat, Chicago Bears*
Aidan Hutchinson, Detroit Lions
Interior linemen (3)Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams*
Dexter Lawrence, New York Giants*
Javon Hargrave, San Francisco 49ers
Outside linebacker (3)Micah Parsons, Dallas Cowboys*
Danielle Hunter, Minnesota Vikings*
Haason Reddick, Philadelphia Eagles
Inside/middle linebacker (2)Fred Warner, San Francisco 49ers*
Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks
Cornerback (4)DaRon Bland, Dallas Cowboys*
Charvarius Ward, San Francisco 49ers*
Jaylon Johnson, Chicago Bears
Devon Witherspoon, Seattle Seahawks
Free safety (1)Jessie Bates, Atlanta Falcons*
Strong safety (2)Budda Baker, Arizona Cardinals*
Julian Love, Seattle Seahawks

NFC special teams

Long snapper (1)Andrew DePaola, Minnesota Vikings*
Punter (1)Bryan Anger, Dallas Cowboys*
Placekicker (1)Brandon Aubrey, Dallas Cowboys*
Kick returner (1)Rashid Shaheed, New Orleans Saints*
Special teamer (1)Jalen Reeves-Maybin, Detroit Lions*

NFL Pro Bowl Games voting

The two rosters for the Pro Bowl Games are determined by the votes of fans, players and coaches, with each group’s vote counting as one-third of the total to choose the all-star players.

NFL Pro Bowl Games history

The Pro Bowl Games, as it has been known as since 2023, has seen a lot of changes to the name and format since the very first instalment back in 1939, when it was called the NFL All-Star Games.

The All-Star Games lasted until 1942, just five editions, and this is where the league's reigning champion went up against a team of all-stars.

With no games played from 1943-1950, it was not until 1951 when the American Football world witnessed the return of this event, although it was now named the Pro Bowls and it would be until 1969.

The format here would see the top players in the American/Eastern Conference take on their counterparts in the National/Western Conference.

After the merger with the American Football League (AFL) in 1970, the name was changed to the AFC-NFC Pro Bowl, which pitted the best of the AFC against the finest in the NFC. It was known as this until 2012 before there were then three Unconferenced Pro Bowls from 2013-2015.

In a change to the format in these three Unconferenced Bowls, two honorary captains would choose players in a televised pick to make their teams, instead of having to select from each conference.

With ratings low, another tweak was made from the 2017 AFC-NFC Pro Bowls, a name they reverted back to after a three-year absence, with a series of events brought in leading up to the game.

These were called the Pro Bowl Skills Showdown and it included passing contests, dodgeball etc, many of the events that are still used in the current format.

From 2023, this event has been known as the Pro Bowl Games, which involves a partnership with Peyton Manning's Omaha Productions. The biggest change here is the introduction of a Flag Football game instead of the usual NFL style of match to reduce injuries.

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