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Patrick Mahomes, Jalen Hurts and Aaron Donald will all appear in the inaugural Pro Bowl games in Las Vegas in early February

The Philadelphia Eagles, who are the NFL’s 13-1 best this season, had a league-high eight players selected for Pro Bowl games in Las Vegas.

The NFL released the full rosters on Wednesday, with Philadelphia having six players named as starters.

Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts, wide receiver AJ Brown, offensive linemen Jason Kelce, Lane Johnson and Landon Dickerson and cornerback Darius Slay were selected as starters, while outside linebacker Haason Reddick and running back Miles Sanders were also chosen as reserves.

Check out the best plays of the 2022 NFL season so far from Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts.

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Check out the best plays of the 2022 NFL season so far from Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts.

Check out the best plays of the 2022 NFL season so far from Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts.

The Dallas Cowboys (10-4) and Kansas City Chiefs (11-3) are tied for next selections with seven each, followed by the Baltimore Ravens (9-5) and San Francisco 49ers (10- 4) with six picks apiece and the Minnesota Vikings (11-3) with five.

The Jacksonville Jaguars (6-8) and Chicago Bears (3-11) were the only teams not to earn a Pro Bowl draft.

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was a hit with voting fans but still didn't earn a Pro Bowl spot on the AFC roster.

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was a hit with voting fans but still didn’t earn a Pro Bowl spot on the AFC roster.

Pro Bowl teams are determined by combining votes from three groups: fans, players and coaches. Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa received the most fan votes, but it wasn’t enough to see him earn a spot on the AFC team, along with Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes, the QB of the Buffalo Bills Josh Allen and Joe Burrow of the Cincinnati Bengals taking the three available spots.

Mahomes is the starting quarterback for the AFC. It’s his fifth straight Pro Bowl selection after throwing for 4,496 yards and 35 passing touchdowns in 14 games, while Hurts – 3,472 yards, 22 passing touchdowns – is the NFC’s starter in of his very first appearance.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes produced one of the season's assists to Jerick McKinnon against the Denver Broncos.

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes produced one of the season’s assists to Jerick McKinnon against the Denver Broncos.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes produced one of the season’s assists to Jerick McKinnon against the Denver Broncos.

Last year’s Super Bowl entrants, the defending champion Los Angeles Rams and runners-up Bengals, combined just four picks, with defensive lineman Aaron Donald the Rams’ only selection.

It’s the ninth consecutive Pro Bowl nod for Donald, who has been limited to 11 appearances and just five sacks for the 4-10 Rams.

In September, the NFL ditched its traditional Pro Bowl all-star football game in favor of several different, smaller events, headlined by a flag football game on February 5.

Peyton Manning and his company Omaha Productions will help shape programming and promote event content throughout the week. Manning, a 14-time Pro Bowl selection during his Hall of Fame career, will provide his insight and will also be on the coaching staff for the flag game.

The Pro Bowl made its debut in January 1951 in Los Angeles and stayed there for 21 seasons before the game moved to different cities from 1972 to 1980. Hawaii hosted from 1980 to 2009, with the game ever since it has several homes including Miami, Phoenix, Orlando and Las Vegas.

The quality of Pro Bowl play has often been criticized. Players, understandably worried about injury, tended to treat it as an exhibition game rather than a competitive contest. It is hoped that a flag football match could increase competition while avoiding potential injuries from tackles, blocks and kicks.

2023 Pro Bowl Lineups

(* denotes beginners)

FCA

Quarters: *Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs; Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills; Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals

Tight ends: *Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs; Mark Andrews, Baltimore Ravens

Wide Receivers: * Tyreek Hill, Miami Dolphins; *Stefon Diggs, Buffalo Bills; Davante Adams of the Las Vegas Raiders; Ja’Marr Chase, Cincinnati Bengals

Tackles: *Laremy Tunsil, Houston Texans; Terron Armstead, Miami Dolphins; Orlando Brown Jr., Kansas City Chiefs

Guards: *Joel Bitonio, Cleveland Browns; *Quenton Nelson, Indianapolis Colts; Joe Thuney, Kansas City Chiefs

Centers: *Creed Humphrey, Kansas City Chiefs; Mitch Morse, Buffalo Bills

Running back: *Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns; Josh Jacobs of the Las Vegas Raiders; Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans

Back : *Patrick Ricard, Baltimore Ravens

Defensive purposes: *Myles Garrett, Cleveland Browns; *Maxx Crosby, Las Vegas Raiders; Trey Hendrickson, Cincinnati Bengals

Interior fitter: * Chris Jones, Kanas Town Chiefs; * Quinnen Williams, New York Jets; Jeffery Simmons, Tennessee Titans

Outside linebackers: *Matt Judon, New England Patriots; *Khalil Mack, Los Angeles Chargers; TJ Watt, Pittsburgh Steelers

Inside/middle linebackers: *Roquan Smith, Baltimore Ravens; CJ Mosley, New York Jets

Cornerbacks: *Gardner Sauce, New York Jets; *Pat Surtain II, Denver Broncos; Marlon Humphrey, Baltimore Ravens; Xavien Howard, Miami Dolphins

Free security: *Minkah Fitzpatrick, Pittsburgh Steelers

Strong security: *Derwin James Jr., Los Angeles Chargers; Jordan Poyer, Buffalo Bills

Place kicker: Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens

Long snapper: Morgan Cox, Tennessee Titans

Gambler: Tommy Townsend, Kansas City Chiefs

Return Specialist: Devin Duvernay, Baltimore Ravens

Special team: Justin Hardee, New York Jets

NFC

Quarters: *Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles; Geno Smith, Seattle Seahawks; Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings

Tight ends: *George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers; TJ Hockenson, Minnesota Vikings

Wide Receivers: *Justin Jefferson, Minnesota Vikings; *AJ Brown, Philadelphia Eagles; CeeDee Lamb, Dallas Cowboys; Terry McLaurin, Washington Commanders

Tackles: *Trent Williams, San Francisco 49ers; *Lane Johnson, Philadelphia Eagles; Tristan Wirfs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Guards: *Zack Martin, Dallas Cowboys; *Landon Dickerson, Philadelphia Eagles; Chris Lindstrom, Atlanta Falcons

Centers: *Jason Kelce, Philadelphia Eagles; Frank Ragnow, Detroit Lions

Running back: *Saqon Barkley, New York Giants; Tony Pollard, Dallas Cowboys; Miles Sanders, Philadelphia Eagles

Back : *Kyle Juszczyk, San Francisco 49ers

Defensive purposes: *Nick Bosa, San Francisco 49ers; *Brian Burns, Carolina Panthers; By Marcus Lawrence, Dallas Cowboys

Interior fitter: *Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams; *Jonathan Allen, Washington Commanders; Dexter Lawrence, New York Giants

Outside linebackers: *Micah Parsons, Dallas Cowboys; *Za’Darius Smith, Minnesota Vikings; Haason Reddick, Philadelphia Eagles

Inside/middle linebackers: * Fred Warner, San Francisco 49ers; Demario Davis, New Orleans Saints

Cornerbacks: *Darius Slay, Philadelphia Eagles; *Trevon Diggs, Dallas Cowboys; Tariq Woolen, Seattle Seahawks; Jaire Alexander, Green Bay Packers

Free security: *Quandre Diggs, Seattle Seahawks

Strong security: * Budda Baker, Cardinals of Arizona; Talanoa Hufanga, San Francisco 49ers

Place kicker: Jason Myers, Seattle Seahawks

Long snapper: Andrew DePaola, Minnesota Vikings

Gambler: Tress Way, Washington Commanders

Return Specialist: KaVontae Turpin, Dallas Cowboys

Special team: Jeremy Reaves, Washington Commanders

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