AFC & NFC Pro Bowl Coaches Announced: Know Who Will Be Coaching the Two NFL All-Star Teams

Published 01/29/2022, 1:31 PM EST

With the Conference Championships right around the corner, the NFL prepares for its 2022 Pro Bowl week. Recently on Friday, the NFL announced its two All-Star head coaches who will be leading their respective conferences in the AFC-NFC Pro Bowl. The Pro Bowl is scheduled for 6th February at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.

NFC coach of 2022 Pro Bowl: Matt LaFleur

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Coaching the NFC team is the Green Bay Packers head coach, Matt LaFleur. LaFleur, who is considered the sexiest head coach in the league, led his team to the No. 1 seed in the NFC. Unfortunately, the Aaron Rodgers side could not make it past the Divisional Round against the San Francisco 49ers.

Green Bay was home to three Pro Bowlers this season, however, none of them will be playing this time. Aaron Rodgers was voted the NFC starter but, amid his uncertainty and the unfortunate end to his season, the star quarterback is not expected to play. However, with Tom Brady and Kyler Murray as backup QBs, NFC might be hard to take down.

Other prominent positions are taken by Dalvin Cook as the starting running back, Cooper Kupp and Davante Adams named the starting wide receivers, and George Kittle is the starting tight end.

AFC coach of 2022 Pro Bowl: Mike Vrabel

Leading the talented AFC squad is the Tennessee Titan’s head coach Mike Vrabel. He led his team to the No. 1 seed in the AFC with an impressive 12-5 record. However, their run ended in their very first game in the postseason, as they lost to the uproaring Cincinnati Bengals.

The AFC roster looks lethal to the very core. Starting at the quarterback position is the rookie sensation Justin Herbert, backing him is Chiefs star Patrick Mahomes and Ravens beast Lamar Jackson. Looking at the remaining roster, other prominent positions are occupied by Johnathan Taylor as the starting running back, Tyreek Hill and Ja’Marr Chase as the starting receivers, and Mark Andrews as the starting tight end.

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It is going to be a showdown next Sunday. The two coaches will be playing their last game in the season. Surprisingly, both the AFC and NFC coaches selected ended their regular season with a No. 1 seed but ended their season in the Divisional Round. And so Vrabel and LaFleur will leave no stones unturned this time.

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The game will be played at 2 pm. CT on February 6th and will be broadcasted by ESPN, ABC, and Disney XD. Which side are you betting on? Let us know in the comments below!

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.

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