The NFL announced the AFC and NFC All-Stars for the 2019 Pro Bowl presented by Verizon. The rosters were determined by the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches.
Twenty-nine of the players selected to the Pro Bowl are first-time All-Stars, including six rookies — running back Saquon Barkley of the New York Giants, punter Michael Dickson of Seattle, free safety Derwin James of the Los Angeles Chargers, running back Phillip Lindsay of Denver, guard Quenton Nelson of Indianapolis and cornerback Denzel Ward of Cleveland.
Twenty-nine teams had at least one player selected to the 2019 Pro Bowl and 24 clubs had multiple players chosen as All-Stars. The Los Angeles Chargers placed a league-best seven players on the Pro Bowl roster, while the Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints led the NFC with five players selected each.
Pro Football Hall of Famer and five-time Pro Bowler Jim Kelly, Pro Football Hall of Famer and eight-time Pro Bowler Emmitt Smith, Pro Football Hall of Famer and eight-time Pro Bowler Brian Urlacher and nine-time Pro Bowler DeMarcus Ware will serve as 2019 Pro Bowl Legends Captains.
Kelly (offense) and Ware (defense) will lead the AFC, while Smith (offense) and Urlacher (defense) will lead the NFC. The four Legends Captains will serve as mentors for the Pro Bowl players and be present on the sidelines on gameday.