A rap legend and former Saturday Night Live comedian will join forces with Super Bowl-winning Manning brothers to manage the NFL’s 2023 Pro Bowl teams, according to a report.
The Pro Bowl games in Las Vegas on February 5 added Snoop Dogg and Pete Davidson as captains for the American Football Conference team and National Football Conference team, respectively. The event will take place at Allegiant Stadium.
Snoop Dogg, the 51-year-old Long Beach rapper, will captain the AFC team coached by Peyton Manning, who won Super Bowl titles with the Indianapolis Colts and the Denver Broncos.
“I’m coming back to the NFL field, but this time, instead of performing, I’m going up against Pete and fighting for the title of Pro Bowl Games champion,” Snoop Dogg said, according to People.
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He previously attended the Super Bowl 2022 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 manage 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 start Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes as quarterback, while Buffalo Bills’ Josh Allen and Cincinnati Bengals’ Joe Burrow will take on backup duties.
The NFC roster will have quarterbacks Jalen Hurts from the Philadelphia Eagles starting, Geno Smith from the Seattle Seahawks and Kirk Cousins from the Minnesota Vikings.
The NFL announced Pro Bowl rosters and voting results last month, revealing that six NFL teams are sending at least five players to the All-Star event.
The Eagles will field 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 each send seven Pro Bowlers, the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers six each, and the Minnesota Vikings five.
This year, for the first time, the Pro Bowl will showcase its new format, which will feature flag football.
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Other AFC stars include Miami Dolphins’ Tyreek Hill, Las Vegas Raiders’ Davante Adams, Buffalo Bills’ Stefon Diggs, Cincinnati Bengals’ Ja’Marr Chase 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 takes place the following week, on Sunday February 12th.