The Philadelphia Eagles have the NFL’s best record at 13-1. Now they lead the NFL in invitations to the Pro Bowl Games as well.
Eight Eagles players — quarterback Jalen Hurts, wide receiver A.J. Brown, offensive linemen Landon Dickerson, Lane Johnson and Jason Kelce, edge Haason Reddick, running back Miles Sanders and cornerback Darius Slay — all made the NFC team on Wednesday.
Five other teams are sending at least five players. Seven members of the Dallas Cowboys and Kansas City Chiefs were invited. The Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers each are represented by six players, while the Minnesota Vikings had five players make it.
Pro Bowl teams are determined by combining the votes of three groups: fans, players and coaches. Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa received the most votes by fans, followed by Dolphins receiver Tyreek Hill, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson and Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce. All five made their respective teams.
The NFC and AFC teams will encounter a rebranded week of activities, now known as the Pro Bowl Games. The NFL announced in September that it would no longer play a conventional football game at the Pro Bowl, opting instead for a series of events that will include multiple skill competitions and a flag football game.
The previous format, which dated back to 1951, had been under scrutiny for more than a decade as players grew increasingly reluctant to subject themselves to the physical pounding that occurs during standard games.
Pro Bowl Games week will take place in Las Vegas, and the flag football game is scheduled for Feb. 5. Peyton Manning has been named the AFC coach and his brother Eli Manning is the NFC coach. Peyton Manning’s Omaha Productions will participate in programming and promotion for the event.
2023 Pro Bowl rosters
(* denotes starter)
Fullback: *Patrick Ricard, Baltimore
Free safety: *Minkah Fitzpatrick, Pittsburgh
Placekicker: Justin Tucker, Baltimore
Long snapper: Morgan Cox, Tennessee
Punter: Tommy Townsend, Kansas City
Return specialist: Devin Duvernay, Baltimore.
Special teamer: Justin Hardee, NY Jets
Fullback: *Kyle Juszczyk, San Francisco
Free safety: *Quandre Diggs, Seattle
Placekicker: Jason Myers, Seattle
Long snapper: Andrew DePaola, Minnesota
Punter: Tress Way, Washington
Return specialist: KaVontae Turpin, Dallas
Special teamer: Jeremy Reaves, Washington