A rap legend and former «Saturday Night Live» comedian will join the Super Bowl-winning Manning brothers to lead the NFL’s Pro Bowl 2023 teams, according to a report.
The Pro Bowl Games in Las Vegas on February 5 added Snoop Dogg and Pete Davidson as captains of the Conference Football Team and the National Football Conference Team, respectively. The event will take place at Allegiant Stadium.
Snoop Dogg, the 51-year-old rapper from Long Beach, will captain the AFC team that will be led by Peyton Manning, who won Super Bowl titles with the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos.
«I’m going back to the NFL field, but this time, instead of performing, I’m going to go head-to-head with Pete and compete for the title of Pro Bowl Games champion,» Snoop Dogg said, according to People.
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He previously participated in the 2022 Super Bowl halftime show in Los Angeles. The performance also included Dr. Dre, Eminem, and 50 Cent.
Davidson, a 29-year-old comedian from Staten Island, will captain the NFC team with Peyton’s younger brother, Eli Manning, as coach. The younger Manning also has two Super Bowl wins, both with the New York Giants and against the New England Patriots and Tom Brady.
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The AFC team will have Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs starting at quarterback, with Josh Allen of the Buffalo Bills and Joe Burrow of the Cincinnati Bengals serving as backups.
The NFC team will have starting quarterbacks Jalen Hurts of the Philadelphia Eagles, Geno Smith of the Seattle Seahawks and Kirk Cousins of the Minnesota Vikings.
The NFL announced the Pro Bowl rosters and voting results last month, revealing that six NFL teams will send at least five players to the All-Star event.
The Eagles will send the most Pro Bowlers, eight, including six starters: Hurts, wide receiver AJ Brown, guard Landon Dickerson, tackle Lane Johnson, center Jason Kelce, pass rusher Haason Reddick, running back Miles Sanders and cornerback Darius Slay. .
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The Dallas Cowboys and Kansas City Chiefs are each sending seven Pro Bowlers, the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers are each sending six, and the Minnesota Vikings are sending five.
This year will be the first year that the Pro Bowl introduces its new format that highlights flag football.
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Other AFC stars include Tyreek Hill of the Miami Dolphins, Davante Adams of the Las Vegas Raiders, Stefon Diggs of the Buffalo Bills, Ja’Marr Chase of the Cincinnati Bengals and more.
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The NFC has Justin Jefferson of the Minnesota Vikings, CeeDee Lamb of the Dallas Cowboys, Terry McLaurin of the Washington Commanders and others.
Super Bowl LVII will take place the following week, on Sunday, February 12.