The NFL Pro Bowl has turned into an event that is solely for the fans.
In recent years we saw the game played, with players barely even wanting to tackle each other.
So the NFL did the smart thing and scrapped the game in favor of skills contests.
Also, there will be a flag football game where the players can still play football without contact.
But, a few of the skill events brought to the Pro Bowl games this year are new.
One of them being a longest-drive contest.
This contest gave fans a look at what some of these NFL players can do with a golf club in their hands.
The rules for this contest were simple.
Whoever hit the ball the furthest while keeping it in bounds would win the contest.
One player looked like a natural in this contest and that was Buffalo Bills safety Jordan Poyer.
Jordan Poyer hit a 320-yd rocket to take home the NFL Pro Bowl long drive competition 🚀 pic.twitter.com/RXn6Mq3HhJ
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) February 3, 2023
Poyer mentioned in the video how he is a member of a country club in Florida.
So in the offseason, he is used to playing plenty of golf, and you could tell that by the length of his drive.
The Pro Bowl has done a good job of letting these players step away from football for these skills contests.
The longest drive was a great idea and something that should be brought back again next season.
No player wants to risk injury playing in an actual game, so it will be interesting to see how the flag football game goes this weekend.
The NFL is doing its best to keep the players and fans interested in attending the Pro Bowl, and contests like this do just that.NEXT: DeMeco Ryans Claims He Made An Easy Choice