Coronavirus: NFL cancels 2021 Pro Bowl

The NFL announced Wednesday that it has canceled the 2021 Pro Bowl, citing the coronavirus pandemic and a desire to complete its full regular season and postseason schedule.

>> Read more trending news

Las Vegas, which had been scheduled to host the game on Jan. 31, 2021, will instead host the 2022 game, the NFL said.

This will be the first time since 1949 that the NFL will not host a Pro Bowl or some kind of postseason all-star game, ESPN reported.

Although the game has been scrubbed, league officials said Pro Bowl teams will still be named at the end of the season. Fans, players and coaches will vote for Pro Bowlers.

Each group’s vote counts as one-third toward determining the 88 Pro Bowl players.

The voting for fans begins Nov. 17, the NFL said.

More coronavirus pandemic coverage:

>> Coronavirus: CDC acknowledges airborne transmission of COVID-19

>> Is it COVID-19, flu, cold or allergies? What is causing you to feel sick this year

>> Coronavirus: CDC updates guidance for COVID-19 testing

>> Dangerous hand sanitizer list up to more than 150 products, FDA announces

>> Wash your masks: How to clean a cloth face covering

>> Fact check: Will masks lower the oxygen level, raise the carbon dioxide in your blood?

>> How to not let coronavirus pandemic fatigue set in, battle back if it does

mobile apps

Everything you love about wbli.com and more! Tap on any of the buttons below to download our app.

amazon alexa

Enable our Skill today to listen live at home on your Alexa Devices!