The NFL Pro Bowl 2016 draft live stream and televised coverage is presented on Wednesday night, just days ahead of the big game in Honolulu. While the Super Bowl teams are already set for a week from Sunday, this All-Star style game will feature talented players in the league as selected by the two respective team captains. On one side will be Jerry Rice and on the other side will be Michael Irvin, two Hall of Fame wide receivers who have previously captained the game and won it in the past two years. To find out who the captains select for the two teams, fans can watch the NFL Pro Bowl draft live streaming and televised coverage through ESPN networks on Wednesday evening.
A Jan. 27 article via ESPN.com indicates that this year’s Pro Bowl has set a record for the most declined invitations in the history of the Pro Bowl. Among the stars who are not participating will be the two Super Bowl quarterbacks, Cam Newton of the Panthers and Peyton Manning of the Broncos. Those particular declined invitations make sense as they’ll be resting and preparing for the big game in a bit over a week. However, some of the other elite QBs in the league have chosen to stay away from this year’s Pro Bowl. They include Tom Brady of the Patriots, Ben Roethlsiberger of the Steelers, Aaron Rodgers of the Packers and Carson Palmer of the Cardinals. In fairness, all four participated in grueling playoff games and some played through tough injuries.
That leaves Russell Wilson among those who has not declined to play. Also among considerations at the QB position are Teddy Bridgewater of the Vikings, Derek Carr of the Raiders, Tyrod Taylor of the Bills and Eli Manning of the Giants. Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston was recently named as a replacement QB as well. With that said, it will leave the two captains, Irvin and Rice, the task of selecting who they believe are the best young future stars to participate in this matchup. The financial incentive is small with each winning team’s player getting $58,000 each and each player on the losing team getting $29,000 each.
The NFL Pro Bowl draft 2016 edition gets started at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday night. United States viewers can watch live TV coverage of the draft on ESPN2 around the country. To watch the Pro Bowl draft live streaming online, cable and satellite viewers with access to WatchESPN website or mobile apps can log in and view the feed. The mobile apps can be downloaded for iOS devices at the iTunes App Store, or at Google Play Store for Android devices. WatchESPN is also available on a variety of other devices such as Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku and select video game systems such as Xbox One or PlayStation 4.