Stephon Gilmore will not be able to play in this year’s Pro Bowl. The New England Patriots’ number one cornerback, who was voted to his fourth all-star games this season, is not only dealing with a partially torn quad that ended his season prematurely, the game itself will not take place due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Instead, this year’s Pro Bowl will take place in Madden NFL 21.
While it remains to be seen if Gilmore participates in the virtual contest, he already unveiled his new Pro Bowl jerseys: the 30-year-old shared a photo on social media on Wednesday.
Gilmore, who struggled with injuries during the 2020 season and was therefore able to appear in only 11 games, is one of three Patriots to make the all-star game this season. He is joined by punter Jake Bailey and special teamer Matthew Slater. Bailey has made his first Pro Bowl, while Slater has been voted to his ninth.