NFL showcase game canceled due to COVID-19
The NFLPA has officially cancelled their 2021 Collegiate Bowl due to the coronavirus pandemic.
It was supposed to take place on January 23rd, 2021, the same day as the East-West Shrine Bowl but that was also cancelled due to COVID-19.
NEWS: the @NFLPA has canceled its all-star showcase game. a virtual event will be held in its place, but the on-field exposure opportunity is gone for the hundred+ prospect participants. with the shrine bowl calling it quits last month, that's 2/3. https://t.co/7NjeMvKWPP
— Emily Caron (@_emcaron) November 13, 2020
The Collegiate Bowl usually provides NFL prospects a lot more exposure before the NFL Draft which is held just a few months after that. With this cancelled, the prospects won’t be able to showcase more of their skills to NFL teams on the field.
In its place will be a virtual event, though there are not many details yet as to what that’s going to entail.
With two of the usual three showcase events cancelled, the only players that can now show their talents on the field will be in the Senior Bowl. Players have to get an invite for it but that’s currently scheduled for January 30th.
This will be another NFL Draft unlike any we’ve ever seen before due to some prospects not being able to raise their draft stock in these games.