Peyton Manning was named to his NFL-best 14th Pro Bowl to lead a league-best 9 Denver Broncos players into a annual all-star game, a NFL announced.
The luminary quarterback, who won a Super Bowl pretension with Indianapolis, mislaid in final February’s pretension diversion opposite Seattle though hopes to lift a Broncos behind to a championship philharmonic in subsequent month’s NFL playoffs.
Two of Manning’s favorite targets, receiver Demaryius Thomas and parsimonious finish Julius Thomas, also were named to a rough Pro Bowl lineup.
Peyton Manning of a Denver Broncos throws a pass during a third entertain of a diversion opposite a Cincinnati Bengals during Paul Brown Stadium on Dec 22, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio ©Andy Lyons (Getty Images/AFP/File)
Hall of Fame receivers Cris Carter and Michael Irvin will offer as alumni captains for a Jan 25 matchup in suburban Phoenix during a same track where a Super Bowl will be staged a week later.
Players will be divided into teams in a breeze format by a captains as was finished for a initial time final year in place of a aged format between players from American Conference clubs personification those from a National Conference.
Jacksonville, Minnesota, Tennessee and a New York Giants did not have a actor named though could have talent combined to rosters as injuries and playoff success force other players to dump out.
Players from Super Bowl squads do not take partial in a Pro Bowl.
Among those not comparison to a Pro Bowl were new York Giants rookie receiver Odell Beckham, whose fantastic one-handed touchdown squeeze along a sideline became a season’s many talked-about play, and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who sparked his group to a initial Super Bowl climax final February.
New England quarterback Tom Brady was named to his 10th Pro Bowl and was among 5 Patriots selected.
Other quarterbacks selected embody Tony Romo of Dallas, Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers, Andrew Luck of Indianapolis and Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger.
Romo’s Cowboys had 6 players named to a Pro Bowl talent pool, second usually to Denver.
The game, traditionally played in Hawaii, will be played during a site over Aloha Stadium for usually a second time given 1980, and a initial given 2010. The diversion will lapse to Honolulu in 2016.
Last January, Jerry Rice’s group took a 22-21 delight over one guided by associate Hall of Famer receiver Deion Sanders.
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