5 Reasons NFL Should Ditch Pro Bowl and 5 Suggestions to Improve It

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5 Reasons NFL Should Ditch Pro Bowl and 5 Suggestions to Improve It
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The NFL Pro Bowl is a joke. 

The Pro Bowl used to be a display of the NFL’s elite talent, but over the years it has lost its original meaning. Nowadays, the Pro Bowl is a fluff game between championship weekend and Super Bowl weekend. 

On most plays, defenders barely try to sack the quarterback or defend passes. Some guys barely try, period. Of course the Pro Bowl doesn’t really count for anything, and the players don’t get paid that much in comparison to regular season or playoff games, but that doesn’t mean that players shouldn’t put in more effort. 

We all know that no one wants to get hurt in a game like the Pro Bowl, but accidents can happen either way. Even some preseason games are more entertaining than the Pro Bowl, and that just shouldn’t be the case. When a game between third stringers is more exciting and competitive than a game filled with the biggest names in the league, that’s a problem. 

Perhaps the reason why preseason games are more competitive is because they have more to play for. Those are guys fighting for a roster spot, for a chance to play on the biggest stage of them all, whereas players in the Pro Bowl aren’t playing for much more than a single game check. 

While completely abolishing the Pro Bowl may not be the solution, something needs to be done. Here are five reasons why the NFL should get rid of the Pro Bowl, and five suggestions that may improve the quality of the game for players and fans alike. 

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