The 2017 Pro Bowl is just around the corner, and the players selected to this year's roster are set to be announced. At 8 p.m. ET tonight, December 20th, the players selected for the Pro Bowl will be revealed during a live special on NFL Network. For those without the station, the players selected will be available on Buccaneers.com shortly after the announcement.
In total, 86 players will be selected to the Pro Bowl, but the rosters are sure to change as the playoffs get under way. The game will feature four captains, all of whom are former players: Tony Gonzalez, Ray Lewis, Charles Woodson and Jerome Bettis. Unlike in years past, the 2017 Pro Bowl will feature the traditional NFC vs. AFC format.
Several Buccaneers should find themselves in the mix for the Pro Bowl, including wide receiver Mike Evans, who is No. 3 in the league in touchdown receptions, No. 5 in receiving yards and No. 5 in total catches. Other players to keep an eye on include Gerald McCoy, Kwon Alexander, Ali Marpet, Bryan Anger, Cam Brate and Jameis Winston, among others.
The Pro Bowl will be held in the state of Florida this year, with Camping World Stadium in Orlando hosting the event on Sunday, January 26. The game will be broadcast live by ESPN at 8 p.m.