Pro Bowl 2022: Date, Kickoff Time, Format, AFC, NFC Rosters and More

Jake RillFeatured Columnist IIJanuary 31, 2022

The exterior of Allegiant Stadium is seen prior to an NFL football game between the Las Vegas Raiders and the New Orleans Saints, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
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The Pro Bowl is back. And this year the NFL All-Star matchup is heading to Las Vegas for the first time.

After the 2021 edition of the game was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, the 2022 Pro Bowl is scheduled to take place Sunday at Allegiant Stadium. And many of the best players from the AFC and NFC will take part.

Players from the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams won't participate, as they will be preparing for Super Bowl LVI on Feb. 13.

Here's everything else you need to know about the 2022 Pro Bowl.


2022 Pro Bowl Information

Date: Sunday, Feb. 6

Start Time: 3 p.m. ET




After using a draft format from 2013-15, the Pro Bowl returned to a traditional AFC vs. NFC matchup in 2016.

The AFC has a 25-22 all-time series lead in the Pro Bowl, and it has won the past four iterations of the game. The NFC hasn't won the Pro Bowl since 2012, the last year prior to the brief change to a draft format.

Each conference will have two legends serving as captains. Reggie Wayne and Charles Woodson are the AFC captains, while Jason Witten and Luke Kuechly will be the NFC captains.

The Pro Bowl Skills Showdown is scheduled for Thursday (7 p.m. ET on ESPN) and will feature some of the league's top players battling it out in competitions such as thread the needle and fastest man.


Pro Bowl Rosters (Subject to Change)

Note: Players from the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams will not be playing as they prepare for Super Bowl LVI. Replacement players will be named ahead of the game.

AFC Roster


Quarterbacks: Justin Herbert*, Los Angeles Chargers; Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs; Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens

Running Backs: Jonathan Taylor*, Indianapolis Colts; Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns; Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals (Super Bowl); Najee Harris, Pittsburgh Steelers (replacement)

Fullback: Patrick Ricard, Baltimore Ravens

Wide Receivers: Tyreek Hill*, Kansas City Chiefs; Ja'Marr Chase*, Cincinnati Bengals (Super Bowl); Stefon Diggs, Buffalo Bills; Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers (injured); Diontae Johnson, Pittsburgh Steelers (replacement); Hunter Renfrow, Las Vegas Raiders (replacement)

Tight Ends: Mark Andrews*, Baltimore Ravens; Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs

Offensive Tackles: Rashawn Slater*, Los Angeles Chargers; Orlando Brown*, Kansas City Chiefs; Dion Dawkins, Buffalo Bills

Offensive Guards: Quenton Nelson*, Indianapolis Colts; Joel Bitonio*, Cleveland Browns; Wyatt Teller, Cleveland Browns

Centers: Corey Linsley*, Los Angeles Chargers; Ryan Kelly, Indianapolis Colts


Defensive Ends: Myles Garrett*, Cleveland Browns; Maxx Crosby*, Las Vegas Raiders; Trey Hendrickson, Cincinnati Bengals (Super Bowl)

Interior Linemen: DeForest Buckner*, Indianapolis Colts; Chris Jones*, Kansas City Chiefs; Cameron Heyward, Pittsburgh Steelers

Outside Linebackers: T.J. Watt*, Pittsburgh Steelers; Joey Bosa*, Los Angeles Chargers (injured); Matt Judon, New England Patriots; Harold Landry, Tennessee Titans (replacement)

Inside Linebackers: Darius Leonard*, Indianapolis Colts; Denzel Perryman, Las Vegas Raiders

Cornerbacks: J.C. Jackson*, New England Patriots; Xavien Howard*, Miami Dolphins; Denzel Ward, Cleveland Browns; Kenny Moore II, Indianapolis Colts

Safeties: Kevin Byard*, Tennessee Titans; Derwin James*, Los Angeles Chargers; Tyrann Mathieu, Kansas City Chiefs

Special Teams

Kicker: Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens

Punter: A.J. Cole, Las Vegas Raiders

Long Snapper: Luke Rhodes, Indianapolis Colts

Return Specialist: Devin Duvernay, Baltimore Ravens

Special Teamer: Matthew Slater, New England Patriots


NFC Roster


Quarterbacks: Aaron Rodgers*, Green Bay Packers; Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals

Running Backs: Dalvin Cook*, Minnesota Vikings; James Conner, Arizona Cardinals; Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints

Fullback: Kyle Juszczyk, San Francisco 49ers

Wide Receivers: Cooper Kupp*, Los Angeles Rams (Super Bowl); Davante Adams*, Green Bay Packers (injured); Justin Jefferson, Minnesota Vikings; Deebo Samuel, San Francisco 49ers; Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (replacement)

Tight Ends: George Kittle*, San Francisco 49ers; Kyle Pitts, Atlanta Falcons

Offensive Tackles: Trent Williams*, San Francisco 49ers; Tristan Wirfs*, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (injured); Tyron Smith, Dallas Cowboys; Brian O'Neill, Minnesota Vikings (replacement)

Offensive Guards: Zack Martin*, Dallas Cowboys; Brandon Scherff*, Washington Football Team; Ali Marpet, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Centers: Jason Kelce*, Philadelphia Eagles; Ryan Jensen, Tampa Bay Buccaneers


Defensive Ends: Nick Bosa*, San Francisco 49ers; Brian Burns*, Carolina Panthers; Cameron Jordan, New Orleans Saints

Interior Linemen: Aaron Donald*, Los Angeles Rams (Super Bowl); Jonathan Allen*, Washington Football Team; Kenny Clark, Green Bay Packers (injured); Javon Hargrave, Philadelphia Eagles (replacement)

Outside Linebackers: Chandler Jones*, Arizona Cardinals; Robert Quinn*, Chicago Bears; Shaquil Barrett, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Inside Linebackers: Micah Parsons*, Dallas Cowboys; Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks (injured); Devin White, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (replacement)

Cornerbacks: Trevon Diggs*, Dallas Cowboys; Jalen Ramsey*, Los Angeles Rams (Super Bowl); Darius Slay, Philadelphia Eagles; Marshon Lattimore, New Orleans Saints

Safeties: Quandre Diggs*, Seattle Seahawks (injured); Budda Baker*, Arizona Cardinals; Antoine Winfield Jr., Tampa Bay Buccaneers (replacement); Harrison Smith, Minnesota Vikings

Special Teams

Kicker: Matt Gay, Los Angeles Rams (Super Bowl)

Punter: Bryan Anger, Dallas Cowboys

Long Snapper: Josh Harris, Atlanta Falcons

Return Specialist: Jakeem Grant, Chicago Bears

Special Teamer: J.T. Gray, New Orleans Saints

*Indicates starter


Roster Breakdown

No player has been selected to more Pro Bowls than Tom Brady, who has been invited to the game for the 15th time. It remains to be seen whether the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback will go to the Pro Bowl, though, considering ESPN's Jeff Darlington and Adam Schefter reported Saturday that Brady is retiring.

Even if Brady doesn't go to Las Vegas, it's still another remarkable achievement for the future Hall of Famer.

The Indianapolis Colts may not have made the playoffs, but they are going to be well represented at the Pro Bowl. They have seven players on the AFC roster, which was the most of any team in the NFL when the rosters were announced in December.

Although the Kansas City Chiefs lost to the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship Game, there are six Kansas City players on the AFC's roster for the Pro Bowl. It's possible they won't all go to the game, but there still could be plenty of Chiefs standouts on the field, including quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

When the rosters were announced, the Buccaneers had five players on the NFC roster, including Brady. But there are now eight Tampa Bay players who have been selected to the Pro Bowl, as wide receiver Mike Evans, linebacker Devin White and safety Antoine Winfield Jr. were picked as replacements.

Las Vegas Raiders players who go to the Pro Bowl will be suiting up in their home stadium. Defensive end Maxx Crosby, linebacker Denzel Perryman and punter A.J. Cole were selected to the AFC roster, while wide receiver Hunter Renfrow was named an injury replacement Sunday.

The Pro Bowl may be only six days away, but there's always the potential for changes to be made to the rosters ahead of the game. So keep an eye on the news to learn which players may be pulling out of the game and who may be subbed in.