Snoop Dogg has been named captain of the NFL’s 2023 Pro Bowl game, where he will help coach the AFC team alongside NFL Hall-of-Famer Peyton Manning.
On the other side of the field, Peyton’s brother, Eli Manning, will coach the NFC team alongside comedian Pete Davidson.
That Pro Bowl matchup will take on an entirely new format this year with players competing in a non-contact football game.
The game will be broadcast live on ESPN/ABC from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on February 5 at 15 A.M.
Regardless of the new rules, a confident Snoop is guaranteed victory over Davidson, with Peyton Manning in control of the game plan for his team.
“I’m coming back to the NFL field, but this time, instead of performing, I’m going head-to-head with Pete and competing for the title of The Pro Bowl Games Champion,” Snoop told PEOPLE.
“The competition is getting underway, but we all know Peyton and our AFC team will do some big things. We’ll end up on the podium.”
The entire weekend will be a celebration for NFL fans in Sin City, starting on February 2nd with the superstars competing in various drills and skill challenges like Dodgeball.
Players expected to participate (if they don’t play in the Super Bowl the following week) include Patrick Mahomes, Jalen Hurts, Travis Kelce, Tyreek Hill, Joe Burrow, Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner and more.
Snoop Dogg has long been an NFL fan and even performed as part of the Super Bowl LVI halftime show last year in Los Angeles, where he appeared with Dr. Dre, Eminem, 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar and Mary J. Blige at SoFi Stadium.
Meanwhile, the Long Beach icon was inducted as part of the 2023 class of the Songwriters Hall of Fame earlier this week. He was credited with numerous career hits such as “Drop It Like It’s Hot”, “Nuthin’ But a ‘G’ Thang”, “Gin & Juice” and Dr. Dre’s “The Next Episode”.
“Damn, the Songwriters Hall of Fame? That’s huge,” he said in a video celebrating the honor. “And just to think, I’ve been telling people for the last seven years, ‘Who do you want to do a song with, Snoop?’ I’ll always say Sade. And now we’re going to the Songwriters Hall of Fame on the same day. Not only that, Teddy Riley? New jack swing? Do I go in with him? Man, God is good.”
He continued, “Just a little kid from the East Side of Long Beach who had a big ass dream. It’s true that dreams can come true. If it happened to me, it can happen to you. Keep dreaming, keep believing, keep being you. Keep God in your life. Do more right than wrong. Make your life a song. Thank you.”