‘Pro Bowl Is Trash’: NFL Fans React After Lowest Viewership in 16 Years Might Lead to Pro Bowl Cancellation

Published 05/25/2022, 1:00 PM EDT

According to the recent developments in the NFL world, it seems the 2022 Pro Bowl might become the last game the fans could have witnessed. Reports claim that the NFL is considering dropping the event that is held every year just one week before the Super Bowl.

The low viewership is cited as one of the prime reasons behind the move. However, there hasn’t been an official announcement from the league; the decision is speculated to come out soon.


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While the 2021 Pro Bowl got canceled due to the pandemic situation; this year’s event was expected to attract a larger audience. However, this year’s Pro Bowl produced its lowest membership since 2006.

It was something around $6.7 million. Although it wasn’t a bad figure, the event saw a dip of 17% compared to the previous years. The Pro Bowl is an All-star game between NFC and AFC teams, something similar to which is held in NBA and MLB every year.


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According to NFL Insider Ian Rapoport, the NFL can use the Pro Bowl Sunday to showcase the players being voted for the event rather than playing an actual game.

Moreover, a flag football game can also prove to be an alternative solution. This will not only help the players but also aid the league to limit the use of its infrastructure. As soon as the news started breaking out, fans were keen to share their comments.

NFL fans react to dropping the Pro Bowl

No doubt, the Pro Bowl is slowly losing its credibility and spirit over the recent years. One of the main reasons is the players who often tend to back off from attending the match because they don’t want to get injured.

Moreover, other athletes playing in the Super Bowl are never available. As a result, this format often fails to entertain the fans with a shortage of players attending the game.

A Twitter user mentioned that the game is a complete joke.

Another Twitter made a unique proposition for conducting the Pro Bowl in a different manner.

While this user called Pro Bowl as “trash”.

Similarly, Lawrence Brennan asked the Legaue to call it a clash of Hall of Famers.

While this user revealed how he got bored instantly after watching this year’s game.


A user by the name Doug said the players must be asked to play some other game instead to test their skillset.

Shawn had an interesting opinion which would have helped Rapoport also try his hands in the league.


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While this fan took this as an opportunity to take a dig at Tom Brady and Joe Burrow.


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Further updates on the matter are yet to come, It will be interesting to see how things turn in the upcoming days. What’s your take on the issue?

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