Kyler Murray wins 2021 Pro Bowl MVP, leads NFC over AFC in virtual ‘Madden 21’ matchup

The 2021 NFL Pro Bowl took place Sunday night, only inside “Madden NFL 21,” with eight athletes and celebrities teaming up to man the AFC and NFC all-star rosters for a virtual showdown. It turns out that one of the league’s most dynamic in-person players was also one of the most important online, as Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray — at one point considered an MVP candidate during the 2020 season, and a Pro Bowler himself — was named 2021’s Pro Bowl MVP for guiding the NFC to a 32-12 victory.

Playing with the NFC squad alongside Seahawks safety Jamal Adams, a three-time Pro Bowler; former Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, a five-time all-star during his career; and NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace, Murray used the virtual version of himself to find real-life teammate DeAndre Hopkins for a touchdown early in the matchup. The NFC never looked back from there, with scores by D.K. Metcalf and Dalvin Cook helping the team to a 26-6 advantage at halftime.

The virtual matchup, which saw each side rotate controlling players, featured an AFC team captained by Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, Titans running back Derrick Henry, retired three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson and rapper Snoop Dogg.

The highlight of the showdown? No contest. Marshawn could literally be seen breaking his own chair in celebration of a second interception for the NFC team — a turnover that all but sealed his squad’s “Madden” victory:

Published: 2021-01-31 23:42:45

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