The 2015 Pro Bowl will be held on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona, home of the Cardinals, also the site of Super Bowl XLIX a week later. The Pro Bowl will be broadcast live on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET.
For the second time, the game will feature "unconferenced" teams with players selected not based on their AFC or NFC affilation (though, for convenience, we've separated them by conference below) but voting by fans, coaches and players. The alumni captains for the game: Hall of Fame wide receivers Michael Irvin and Cris Carter. The Pro Bowl selection draft will be held on January 21.
Scroll down for those players who should have made the Pro Bowl roster but didn't (for now, anyway).
QB Tom Brady, Patriots
QB Andrew Luck, Colts
QB Peyton Manning, Broncos
QB Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers
FB John Kuhn, Packers
C Travis Frederick, Cowboys
C Jason Kelce, Eagles
CB Vontae Davis, Colts
CB Brent Grimes, Dolphins
CB Joe Haden, Browns
CB Chris Harris, Broncos
CB Darrelle Revis, Patriots
CB Aqib Talib, Broncos
No Pro Bowl list would be complete without those left out. So here you go, the snubs:
1. Russell Wilson, QB, Seahawks. We're going to hear about this in the coming days. A lot. (This is Pete Prisco's fault, obviously.)
2. Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Giants. Slowed by a hamstring injury early in the season but he was one of the NFL's most dynamic players over the last two months.
3. Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Broncos. Had a breakout season with Peyton Manning throwing him the ball, and ranked second behind only Antonio Brown in Football Outsiders' WR efficiency rankings.
4. Randall Cobb, WR, Packers. Much like Sanders, Cobb had a breakout season. He caught 87 passes for 1,207 yards and 10 touchdowns in one of the NFL's most explosive offenses.
5. Sen'Derrick Marks, DT, Jaguars. We're throwing Marks some love because he ranked 10th among all defensive tackles, according to ProFootballFocus.com, and also because of his thoughts on the Pro Bowl process.
“If (I don't get named to the team), then I say that the whole Pro Bowl voting and balloting is all BS,” Marks said earlier this week, via ESPN.com. “How do you look at it? Do you look at it as a guy that plays good on a good team or a guy that plays good on what you consider a team that doesn't have the record? I thought it was supposed to be the guy who plays the best at that position that year. That's what I thought it was. If it comes out that way, it wouldn't bother me. It wouldn't stop the way I play. It wouldn't hurt my feelings at all.”
Honorable mentions: Bears RB Matt Forte, Lions LB DeAndre Levy, Eagles DE Fletcher Cox, Packers RB Eddie Lacy and Chargers TE Antonio Gates.
There is good news, however; almost all the names on the snubbed list will end up in the Pro Bowl because a good percentage of those announced to the 2015 team on Tuesday will withdraw due to exhaustion, injury or just about any other reason you can think of.
According to the NFL, 11.4 million viewers watched the Pro Bowl last January, making it "the most-watched all-star game in all of sports the past four years."
The Pro Bowl returns to Hawaii after the 2015 season. It's set for Sunday, January 31, 2016 in Aloha Stadium, a week before Super Bowl L.