"Some of my favorite NFL memories were from my Pro Bowl trips," said Irvin, who currently serves as an analyst for NFL Network. "I can't wait to see which players get the Pro Bowl nod this season. I'm already thinking about how to build my team."
"Being voted to the Pro Bowl was always a tremendous honor for me," added Carter, an analyst for ESPN. "Last year, players really seemed to be excited about the new rules and the Pro Bowl Draft format. I'm excited to be a part of it this year."
Last season marked the first "unconferenced" Pro Bowl, in which players were drafted by captains Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders. The dynamic of teammates playing against each other added an interesting element to the all-star contest. Team Rice defeated Team Sanders 22-21, in one of the more competitive Pro Bowl games in recent memory.