This year, we are back to the AFC vs. NFC format, which I am happy about. The “fantasy draft” sounded like an interesting concept at first, but then the game was even less enjoyable than usual because I had no idea which players were on which teams.
The only representative from the Browns is LT Joe Thomas, who is in the Pro Bowl for a tenth consecutive year. Thomas is one of the captains for the AFC team, and he was also mic’d up for one of their practices this week:
There are some extra incentives for the team that wins during the Pro Bowl. However, we already know that by being an original nomination into the Pro Bowl, Thomas triggered an extra $1.5 million for his contract in 2017.
Members of winning Pro-Bowl team each will receive $61,000 while members of losing Pro-Bowl team each take home $30,000.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 29, 2017
You can use this as an open thread for tonight’s game.