The 2016 Pro Bowl will take place this Sunday, January 31, at 7:00 p.m. in Honolulu, Hawaii, and as has been the case for the past few years, the teams are decided not by AFC vs. NFC but rather by a Pro Bowl Draft. That's right, there's actually a Pro Bowl Draft that takes place and people actually care about it (it was televised).
Anyway, what the Pro Bowl Draft does tell us (as pointless as it is) is which team certain players are on, so when the Pro Bowl takes place on Sunday we know where the Colts' representatives will be playing. This year, it's pretty simple: they're all on the same team. Team Irvin (led by captain Michael Irvin) and Team Rice (led by captain Jerry Rice) were the honorary captains this year, and Jerry Rice selected all of the Colts' representatives.
With Rice's 10th pick in the draft, Rice selected cornerback Vontae Davis, who was named to the Pro Bowl as a replacement for Denver's Chris Harris. Then with Rice's 11th pick, he drafted wide receiver T.Y. Hilton, who is an injury replacement for Larry Fitzgerald. Finally, with Rice's 23rd pick, he selected safety Mike Adams, who is playing in the game as an injury replacement for Kam Chancellor. You can view the full rosters at NFL.com.
The way the draft works is that on Tuesday 34 players were pre-assigned to teams to make the draft go quicker and captains were named and assigned to teams. Then on Wednesday, the remaining players were put into a pool to draft from. This year, the top picks for each side were Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (Team Irvin) and Giants quarterback Eli Manning (Team Rice).
This year's Pro Bowl will be broadcast on ESPN this Sunday, January 31 at 7:00 p.m. ET and will feature three Colts players, contrary to what was initially thought (the Colts didn't have anyone named to the Pro Bowl when rosters were first announced). It's not the most exciting event in sports, but people still watch it because it's football (kind of). If you're tuning in on Sunday for the game, the Pro Bowl Draft made it easy for you: the three Colts players will all be on Team Rice.