There are many events associated with the NFL’s Pro Bowl week. One event that showcases the potential future of the NFL is the annual Shrine Bowl. The East-West all-star game sees 125 seniors from around the country come together, practice all week and play in a game where they have a chance to impress NFL scouts. This year’s Shrine Bowl will take place on Thursday, February 2 at 8:30 p.m. ET at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.
This will be the 98th Shrine Bowl. The NFL is taking steps to make the game a bigger feature in the week leading up to the Pro Bowl. This year’s game will be aired exclusively on NFL Network. Staff from the Atlanta Falcons will be helping the players on the East team, while staff from the New England Patriots will be coaching the West. The Shrine Bowl also is a supporter of Shriners Children’s, which is a network of non-profit children’s hospitals.