The Detroit Lions will have five representatives at the 2023 Pro Bowl games down in Orlando, which kick off on Thursday, Feb. 1. Lions running back Jahmyr Gibbs, wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown, tight end Sam LaPorta, offensive tackle Penei Sewell, and edge defender Aidan Hutchinson will all participate in various displays of strengths, speed and athleticism.
On Thursday, the NFL announced each of the events that will occur over Pro Bowl weekend and the individuals who will participate in each event.
Here’s a rundown of which Lions will participate in which events. You can see the full list here.
Thursday, Feb. 1 — airing on ESPN at 7-8:30 p.m. ET
High Stakes Event:
With two footballs already in hand, players will attempt to catch “punts” from the JUGS machine.
Lions competitors: TE Sam LaPorta
A multi-round event. The AFC offense will face off against the NFC defense and vice versa.
Lions competitors: RB Jahmyr Gibbs, WR Amon-Ra St. Brown
Events with no Lions competitors: Best catch, precision passing, closest to the pin, snap shots (long snapping)
Sunday, Feb 4 — airing on ABC/ESPN at 3-6 p.m. ET
Move the Chains
A strength competition where a team of five players must push 3,000 pounds of weight off a wall and pull a 2,000-pound wall across a finish line.
Lions competitors: OT Penei Sewell
A relay race/obstacle course, with four teams of six players each.
Lions competitors: OT Penei Sewell, EDGE Aidan Hutchinson
Tug of war
A five-on-five feat of strength. Four teams total (two per conference)
Lions competitors: EDGE Aidan Hutchinson
Lions competitors: RB Jahmyr Gibbs, WR Amon-Ra St. Brown, TE Sam LaPorta
Event with no Lions competitors: Madden Head-to-Head, Kick Tac Toe