The Pro Bowl is gone, and the Pro Bowl Games are here. Days after the NFL announced that its annual all-star game will be replaced with a multifaceted skills competition this season, the league has unveiled additional details about the event. Namely, multiple seven-on-seven flag football games will headline the Sunday afternoon slot typically reserved for a full-contact matchup between AFC and NFC Pro Bowlers. And all players voted into the Pro Bowl will be required to participate, barring injury.

In a letter addressed from the NFL to the NFL Players Association, the league has spelled out the following:

  • The Pro Bowl Games will be divided into two categories of events: 1.) Skills Competitions, and 2.) Game Day Events