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The NFL Pro Bowl is back with more twists, as the Skills Showdown once again takes centerstage. 

The best players in the league will compete in an array of ten different skills competitions. Returning favorites, like Dodgeball and Madden, are joined alongside several new contests, among them: Tug-Of-War, High Stakes and Closest To The Pin. 

Stacked rosters from the AFC and NFC will square off in a cumulative scoring system, as the conference with the most points will be declared the winner on Sunday, upon conclusion of the final event. 

The Sporting News has you covered on everything that you need to know about the 2024 Pro Bowl Skills Showdown, including TV and stream information and the event schedule. 

What channel is the NFL Pro Bowl Skills Showdown?

  • TV channel: ESPN
  • Live stream: Fubo | DAZN (Canada)

All of the action from the NFL Pro Bowl Skills Showdown will air nationally on ESPN and can also be streamed on ESPN+. 

In addition, viewers can stream all the events on Fubo. Fubo offers a free trial, so you can try before you buy. 

What time is the NFL Pro Bowl Skills Showdown? 

  • Date: Thursday, Feb. 1, Sunday, Feb. 4
  • Time: 
    • Thursday: 7 p.m. ET 
    • Sunday: 3 p.m ET 

The Pro Bowl Skills Showdown will begin with the first six skill competitions at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 1. The remaining four skills competitions, along with the Flag Football game, will take place at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, February 2. 

All of the action will occur at Nicholson Fieldhouse in Orlando, Florida, on the campus of the University of Central Florida. 

List of NFL Pro Bowl Skills Showdown events

This year, there will be ten different skills competitions for the Pro-Bowlers to compete in. The first six will occur on Thursday, with the remaining four set for Sunday. 

Three of the events — High Stakes, Closest To The Pin and Tug-Of-War — are making their debut this year. All of the events are listed below. 

  • Precision Passing — an accuracy competition among quarterbacks as they attempt to hit as many targets as possible in one minute
  • Best Catch — fans will vote on pre-recorded catches made throughout Orlando from one player on each team
  • Closest To The Pin — a golf accuracy competition among six players from each team 
  • High Stakes — a multi-round event in which players attempt to catch as many punts as possible. 
  • Dodgeball — involves four teams of five players each playing a game of dodgeball; teams are split into offensive and defensive players 
  • Kick-Tac-Toe — a twist on traditional tic-tac-toe in which each team’s kicker kicks the ball onto a tic-tac-toe board
  • Madden NFL Head-to-Head — two players from each team compete in a game of Madden NFL 24 using the Pro Bowl rosters
  • Gridiron Gauntlet — a relay race and obstacle course involving six players from each team 
  • Tug-Of-War — involves five players from each team 
  • Move the Chains — five linemen from each team move 3,000 pounds of weights off a wall and then pull the 2,000-pound wall to the finish line

Players will accumulate points for their teams throughout each contest; at the end, the team with the highest point total wins. 

Pro Bowl Skills Showdown contestants

Competitors in each of the skills showdowns are listed below. 

Thursday, Feb. 1 events

Best Catch

  • AFC: David Njoku, Browns
  • NFC: Puka Nacua, Rams

Precision Passing

  • AFC: Gardner Minshew, Colts; C.J. Stroud, Texans; Tua Tagovailoa, Dolphins
  • NFC: Jalen Hurts, Eagles; Baker Mayfield, Buccaneers; Geno Smith, Seahawks

Closest to the Pin

  • AFC: AJ Cole, Raiders; Kyle Hamilton, Ravens; Alec Ingold, Dolphins; Raheem Mostert, Dolphins; Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Browns
  • NFC: Bryan Anger, Cowboys; Jake Ferguson, Cowboys; Jaylon Johnson, Bears; Julian Love, Seahawks; Darius Slay, Eagles

High Stakes

  • AFC: Jermaine Johnson, Jets; Miles Killebrew, Steelers; Marvin Mims, Broncos; Justin Simmons, Broncos; Denzel Ward, Browns
  • NFC: DaRon Bland, Cowboys; Nick Bellore, Seahawks; Sam LaPorta, Lions; Rashid Shaheed, Saints; Devon Witherspoon, Seahawks

Snap Shots

  • AFC: Ryan Kelly, Colts; Tyler Linderbaum, Ravens; Ross Matiscik, Jaguars
  • NFC: Andrew DePaola, Vikings; Jason Kelce, Eagles; Erik McCoy, Saints


  • AFC Offense: Keenan Allen, Chargers; Ja’Marr Chase, Bengals; James Cook, Bills; Stefon Diggs, Bills; Evan Engram, Jaguars; Derrick Henry, Titans; Tyreek Hill, Dolphins
  • NFC Offense: Jahmyr Gibbs, Lions; C.J. Ham, Vikings; CeeDee Lamb, Cowboys; DK Metcalf, Seahawks; Amon-Ra St. Brown, Lions; D’Andre Swift, Eagles; Kyren Williams, Rams
  • AFC Defense: Josh Allen, Jaguars; Minkah Fitzpatrick, Steelers; Sauce Gardner, Jets; Patrick Queen, Ravens; Jalen Ramsey, Dolphins; Roquan Smith, Ravens; Pat Surtain II, Broncos
  • NFC Defense: Budda Baker, Cardinals; Jessie Bates, Falcons; Demario Davis, Saints; Danielle Hunter, Vikings; Micah Parsons, Cowboys; Haason Reddick, Eagles; Bobby Wagner, Seahawks

Sunday, Feb. 4 events

Kick Tac Toe

  • AFC: Justin Tucker, Ravens
  • NFC: Brandon Aubrey, Cowboys

Move the Chains

  • AFC: Will Anderson, Texans; Terron Armstead, Dolphins; Myles Garrett, Browns; Laremy Tunsil, Texans; Kevin Zeitler, Ravens
  • NFC: Demarcus Lawrence, Cowboys; Penei Sewell, Lions; Montez Sweat, Bears; Tyler Smith, Cowboys; Tristan Wirfs, Buccaneers

Gridiron Gauntlet

  • AFC 1: Will Anderson, Texans; Terron Armstead, Dolphins; DeForest Buckner, Colts; Trey Hendrickson, Bengals; Wyatt Teller, Browns; Laremy Tunsil; Texans
  • NFC 1: Kenny Clark, Packers; Aidan Hutchinson, Lions; Demarcus Lawrence, Cowboys; Chris Lindstrom, Falcons; Penei Sewell, Lions; Tristan Wirfs, Buccaneers
  • AFC 2: Dion Dawkins, Bills; Myles Garrett, Browns; Justin Madubuike, Ravens; Ross Matiscik, Jaguars; Quenton Nelson, Colts; Quinnen Williams, Jets
  • NFC 2: Derrick Brown, Panthers; Andrew DePaola, Vikings; Landon Dickerson, Eagles; Lane Johnson, Eagles; Dexter Lawrence, Giants; Montez Sweat, Bears

Madden NFL Head-to-Head

  • AFC: Tyreek Hill, Dolphins; David Njoku, Browns
  • NFC: Puka Nacua, Rams; Micah Parsons, Cowboys


  • AFC 1: DeForest Buckner, Colts; AJ Cole, Raiders; Dion Dawkins, Bills; Quenton Nelson, Colts; Wyatt Teller, Browns
  • NFC 1: Bryan Anger, Cowboys; Kenny Clark, Packers; Landon Dickerson, Eagles; Lane Johnson, Eagles; Chris Lindstrom, Falcons
  • AFC 2: Trey Hendrickson, Bengals; Justin Madubuike, Ravens; Justin Tucker, Ravens; Quinnen Williams, Jets; Kevin Zeitler, Ravens
  • NFC 2: Brandon Aubrey, Cowboys; Derrick Brown, Panthers; Aidan Hutchinson, Lions; Dexter Lawrence, Giants; Tyler Smith, Cowboys
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