The NFL is replacing the Pro Bowl with a week of skills competitions and a flag football game, it announced this week.
The annual tradition, which started in 1951, will be renamed the Pro Bowl Games and will see AFC and NFC players showcase both their football and off-the-field skills in a series of challenges, the league said. The inaugural Games will be held in Las Vegas and the flag football game will take place at Allegiant Stadium on Feb. 5, 2023.
The Pro Bowl shakeup begs the question: Who would you want on your flag football team? In a poll, we asked our Instagram followers what Cincinnati Bengals players, past or present, they would pick for their team.
Here's what they said.
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Ochocinco is still a Cincinnati favorite
Several Instagram users said they'd want Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson on their flag football team, with one follower writing, "strictly for (the) trash talk." The former Bengals wide receiver is in Cincinnati this week for the team's Thursday night game against the Miami Dolphins.
Ken Anderson, Tee Higgins got shoutouts
Other users pointed to former quarterback Ken Anderson, who, after his professional playing career, returned to the Bengals as a coach and offensive coordinator from 1993 to 2002. Wide receiver Tee Higgins also got a mention.
And ... Kanye West
Apparently, one Instagram user hopes the NFL will bend the rules so that Chicago-born rap star Kanye West can join their flag football team.
Who would you draft to your squad? Let us know in the comments.
This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: Bengals: Who would our readers draft to their flag football team?