Joe Burrow won’t participate in first Pro Bowl
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow won’t take part in the 2023 Pro Bowl after his first career nomination.
Burrow got his first nod this year alongside Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen of the Buffalo Bills.
All three won’t participate, with Derek Carr of the Las Vegas Raiders, Trevor Lawrence of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tyler Huntley of the Baltimore Ravens named replacements.
As the Pro Bowl shifts to “games” and otherwise in place of a traditional game, more and more big names shy away each year.
Burrow will still have the honor on his resume but has opted to focus on other areas. He played through the Super Bowl one season ago and nearly did it again, capped off with what looked like at least a minor wrist injury near the end of the AFC title game.
Burrow wasn’t on the final Pro Bowl roster, but Bengals Trey Hendrickson and Ja’Marr Chase are, per ESPN’s Ben Baby.
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