Derek Carr may have said his goodbyes to the Las Vegas Raiders, but Las Vegas hasn’t said their goodbyes to him.
With a recent news development, Carr will have one final opportunity to play in Vegas.
Derek Carr has been added to the Pro Bowl roster.
He gets his last goodbye as a Raider at Allegiant Stadium 😅
(via @derekcarrqb) pic.twitter.com/ndhCMLv3Db
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) January 31, 2023
Carr is the most recent Pro Bowl addition, and he will join Trevor Lawrence and Tyler Huntley as the quarterback representatives from the AFC.
The Pro Bowl has changed significantly from years past, adding in events like a dodgeball game, flag football game, and several skills competitions.
This change has been mostly inspired by fans, who have been constantly nagging the league to make needed changes to the way that they conduct business.
Along with fan engagement, these changes have also been well-received by players, who have not traditionally been in favor of participating in this annual event.
This competition will severely cut down on injury possibilities, a major contributing factor to the widespread changes.
Instead of a single game being the determining factor for the Pro Bowl, each event has points attached to it, which are then added to that conference’s overall points.
The winning conference will win bragging rights for the upcoming season, but there is no additional compensation offered to players, at least, not this year.
In future seasons, to sweeten the pot, the league could offer cash prizes for the winning participants, to maximize star power at this event.
For this year, fans can just sit back, relax, and watch their favorite players from across the league compete in these mini-events.NEXT: NFL Analyst Says 1 Place Still Makes The Most Sense For Tom Brady