Team Irvin led by Seahawks’ Russell Wilson beat Team Rice 49-27 at Aloha Stadium for the 2016 Pro Bowl in Hawaii.
Another showcase of the NFL’s best athletes compete in an exhibition game. Wilson led Team Irvin with 3 touchdowns in the first half, earning him an offensive MVP. His teammate from Seattle Michael Bennett won the defensive MVP, giving the crowd an entertaining performance. Wilson talks about having a special moment with Bennett and the overall Pro Bowl experience.
“To see us Seahawks out there is a real special thing,” Wilson said according to ESPN. “It’s a testament to our hard work, and to see two Seahawks out there as MVPs is really cool. Any time you have the opportunity to play the great game of football, you take advantage of the opportunity. Playing in the Pro Bowl is a special thing because to be able to see all the amazing players across the league, who are the best players in the world, and to be able to play on one field together is a really, really cool thing.”
47 years players, who were selected before, didn’t participate this year’s Pro Bowl. But Oakland Raiders cornerback Charles Woodson and Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson took the field for the last time playing football. Woodson is set on retiring after this season and Johnson before the game announced his at 30 years old.
“I really got all the emotions out of the way a few weeks back, but this one is just the icing on the cake for me to be able to make the Pro Bowl, be able to bring my family over here and hang out in Hawaii,” Woodson said according to ESPN. “It’s been great.”
Overall some players weren’t too thrill playing in the Pro Bowl. It’s really a waste of time for the audience as they don’t play hard against each other due to possible injuries on the field. The NFL needs to move it either in the middle of the season for a purpose or get rid of it.