#1: Changing The Format
The format of the game must change if the NFL wishes to bring back any fans, and they need players to find interest in playing a new format. The format may be something akin to a skills competition, and they will find it more fun to play because it does not require the hitting that happens in the regular season or playoffs. The people who watch the event must be sucked into an event that will be more like a reality TV show, and they will watch with interest because there are many different skills that may be tested.
#2: Keeping Players In The Game
Players will enjoy the trip to Orlando, and they will quite enjoy participating in something that is not rigorous at all. The NFL has players that are attempting to recover from a long season, and they must feel as though they may walk on the field and have some fun while testing their skills. They will play it as though they are in a charity event, and it will be more fun for the public to watch when they tune in. Everyone will have a good time, and the game will help young kids learn how complex the game is.
#3: Teaming Up Outside Of The Conference
The teams that are made for the Pro Bowl must be made up of players that are chosen in the style of the playground game. They will play the games that they are chosen to play, and they may do things that are not in their skill set. A defensive player may throw passes, and an offensive player may punt or kick. The players will have a laugh at their own expense, and it will be more entertaining because they are having real fun. The fun of the game is in the fact that the reality TV aspect is played up for everyone.
#4: Injuries Are Real
Injuries are a reality in the NFL, and players will avoid them as much as possible. They will not go anywhere or do anything that they believe will get them hurt, and they will avoid the game because they may go on vacation any time they like in the offseason. The NFL has been cutting back on player injuries, but safety is a concern that cannot be overlooked. The players who are avoiding the Pro Bowl are right to do so, and they will not continue to play until they know it is safe.
The NFL Pro Bowl is likely dead in the water unless it is changed. The game needs a bit of excitement that may be added by more TV cameras, and it must feature players who are doing things that are fun to see on TV. Changing to a skills competition or creating a reality show will make the Pro Bowl viable again, and players will earn their accolades when they are voted to the All-Pro team at the end of the season. The Pro Bowl as it was cannot be.