The top NFL players face off this weekend at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas for the 2022 Pro Bowl.
To gear up for this final pro performance before Super Bowl LVI, we’ll take a look at each team’s roster — paying special attention to featured Tennessee-based players (including one hailing from my very own high school alma mater). And we’ll also discuss potential betting odds and outcomes for this long-awaited matchup.
How to watch: 2022 NFL Pro Bowl
- What: AFC (135-136-1) at NFC (136-135-1)
- When: 3 p.m., ET, Sunday, Feb. 6
- Where: Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, NV
- TV: ABC, ESPN
- Live Stream: ABC, WatchESPN, ESPN app
2022 Pro Bowl betting odds
The NFL Pro Bowl is an annual event that pits the league’s two conferences against each other. Premier players from the AFC face off against the top team members of the NFC in an all-star, end-of-year battle where each side’s 44-player roster is determined by a consensus vote from fans, players and coaches.
Even the league’s top NFL mascots receive an invitation to this coveted faceoff.
Due to the impact of COVID-19 on the 2020-21 season, this weekend marks the first time in two years the Pro Bowl has taken place, making it an even more anticipated event than usual.
Odds for the 2022 Pro Bowl have yet to be posted, as each team’s roster is still being finalized. Now that the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams are Super Bowl bound, final roster adjustments are being made.
The initial roster was announced Dec. 22 featuring an impressive selection including 31 first-timers, four rookies, seven Indianapolis Colts, six Kansas City Chiefs and six Los Angeles Chargers. Since then, several players on that list have opted out for various reasons, such as injury or Super Bowl contention.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady was expected to make a record-breaking 15th Pro Bowl appearance. Instead, Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson will be replacing him on the NFC side.
And since Bengals RB Joe Mixon is headed to the Super Bowl, Pittsburgh Steelers RB Najee Harris will be taking his place.
Keep checking back to this page as the game nears. Once lines go live, we’ll have the breakdown for you right here.
In the meantime, here’s the NFL’s updated list of the pro players scheduled to rep the AFC and NFC:
* denotes starting players
|Quarterback||Justin Herbert, Los Angeles Chargers*||Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings*|
|Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs||Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks|
|Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens||Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals|
|Running Back||Jonathan Taylor, Indianapolis Colts*||Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings*|
|Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns||James Conner, Arizona Cardinals|
|Najee Harris, Pittsburgh Steelers||Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints|
|Wide Receiver||Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs*||Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams*|
|Diontae Johnson, Pittsburgh Steelers||Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers*|
|Stefon Diggs, Buffalo Bills||Justin Jefferson, Minnesota Vikings|
|Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers||Deebo Samuel, San Francisco 49ers|
|Tight End||Mark Andrews, Baltimore Ravens*||George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers*|
|Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs||Kyle Pitts, Atlanta Falcons|
|Offensive Tackle||Rashawn Slater, Los Angeles Chargers*||Duane Brown, Seattle Seahawks*|
|Orlando Brown, Kansas City Chiefs*||Brian O'Neill, Minnesota Vikings*|
|Dion Dawkins, Buffalo Bills||D.J. Humphries, Arizona Cardinals|
|Offensive Guard||Rodger Saffold, Tennessee Titans*||Zack Martin, Dallas Cowboys*|
|Joel Bitonio, Cleveland Browns*||Brandon Scherff, Washington Football Team*
|Wyatt Teller, Cleveland Browns||Ali Marpet, Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Center||Corey Linsley, Los Angeles Chargers*||Jason Kelce, Philadelphia Eagles*|
|Ryan Kelly, Indianapolis Colts||Ryan Jensen, Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Fullback||Patrick Ricard, Baltimore Ravens||Kyle Juszczyk, San Francisco 49ers*|
|Defensive End||Myles Garrett, Cleveland Browns*||Nick Bosa, San Francisco 49ers*|
|Maxx Crosby, Las Vegas Raiders*||Brian Burns, Carolina Panthers*|
|Cameron Jordan, New Orleans Saints|
|Interior Lineman||DeForest Buckner, Indianapolis Colts*||Vita Vea, Tampa Bay Buccaneers*|
|Jeffery Simmons, Tennessee Titans*||Jonathan Allen, Washington Football Team*|
|Cameron Heyward, Pittsburgh Steelers||Javon Hargrave, Philadelphia Eagles|
|Outside Linebacker||T.J. Watt, Pittsburgh Steelers*||Chandler Jones, Arizona Cardinals*|
|Harold Landry, Tennessee Titans*||Robert Quinn, Chicago Bears*|
|Matt Judon, New England Patriots||Shaquil Barrett, Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Inside/Middle Linebacker||Darius Leonard, Indianapolis Colts*||Micah Parsons, Dallas Cowboys*|
|Denzel Perryman, Las Vegas Raiders||Devin White, Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Cornerback||J.C. Jackson, New England Patriots*||Trevon Diggs , Dallas Cowboys*|
|Xavien Howard, Miami Dolphins*||Jalen Ramsey, Los Angeles Rams*|
|Denzel Ward, Cleveland Browns||Darius Slay, Philadelphia Eagles|
|Kenny Moore II, Indianapolis Colts||Marshon Lattimore, New Orleans Saints|
|Free Safety||Kevin Byard, Tennessee Titans*||Antoine Winfield Jr., Tampa Bay Buccaneers*|
|Strong Safety||Derwin James, Los Angeles Chargers*||Budda Baker, Arizona Cardinals*|
|Tyrann Mathieu, Kansas City Chiefs||Harrison Smith, Minnesota Vikings|
|Long Snapper||Luke Rhodes, Indianapolis Colts*||Josh Harris, Atlanta Falcons*|
|Punter||A.J. Cole, Las Vegas Raiders*||Bryan Anger, Dallas Cowboys*|
|Placekicker||Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens||Matt Gay, Los Angeles Rams*|
|Return Specialist||Devin Duvernay, Baltimore Ravens||Jakeem Grant, Chicago Bears*|
|Special Teamer||Matthew Slater, New England Patriots||J.T. Gray, New Orleans Saints*|
Tennessee Titans in 2022 Pro Bowl
After the Tennessee Titans’ impressive year, the AFC roster wouldn’t be complete without at least a few appearances from the AFC runner-ups.
On the defensive end, Titans outside linebacker Harold Landry has been added to the roster in the absence of LA Chargers edge rusher Joey Bosa. DL Jeffrey Simmons has also received a welcome to the team, replacing Chiefs DL Chris Jones. This will be the first Pro Bowl appearance for these third- and fourth-year pros.
Left guard Rodger Saffold also received his first Pro Bowl invitation this week after being excluded from the initial vote. Saffold will serve as the injury replacement for Colts guard Quenton Nelson. The invitation is a longer time coming for Saffold, who has played in the NFL 12 seasons.
Safety Kevin Byard welcomed his second invitation after the initial vote back in December. His first appearance came during the 2017-18 season – his sophomore year in the NFL.
These Titans players won’t be the only ones representing Tennessee, though. The AFC is looking to claim its first Pro Bowl victory since 2012, and this year’s head coach could be the key factor in accomplishing just that.
Since the Titans carry the highest seeding in the AFC, Mike Vrabel was granted the opportunity to serve as coach for this AFC Pro Bowl team.
Tennessee natives in 2022 Pro Bowl
The above-mentioned Titans additions aren’t the only pros playing in the game with roots that lead back to Tennessee.
One player who began his football career playing college ball for the Tennessee Volunteers also joins the AFC lineup. Fifth-year New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara will participate in the game for his fifth consecutive season, becoming the first Saints player to make the Pro Bowl each of his first five seasons.
There even happens to be a player on the NFC side with ties to Tennessee. Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith played high school football in Knoxville, TN at Knoxville Catholic High School (which happens to be my very own alma mater — go Irish!). This will be Smith’s sixth Pro Bowl appearance.
The league’s top players take to the field this Sunday, Feb. 6. Bettors can tune into ESPN for kickoff at 3 p.m. ET.