New York Giants QB Eli Manning is heading to the Pro Bowl

The New York Giants announced Friday night that quarterback Eli Manning has been added to the Pro Bowl roster in place of injured Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

It's the fourth time Manning has been selected to the Pro Bowl and will be the third time he's participated. He was selected in 2008, 2011 and 2012, but did not play in 2011 because the Giants were in the Super Bowl.

That's obviously not an issue this time around, and Manning joins wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. as the two Giants representatives for the annual NFL all-star exhibition that will take place Sunday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Beckham has been named one of the game's "captains" and will help select the teams. One would have to assume Manning has a strong chance to end up on the team Beckham is helping select. This is the third year in a row the Pro Bowl has been "unconferenced," with a draft being held to sort the players into two teams as opposed to having NFC players play AFC players.

The other quarterbacks on the Pro Bowl roster so far are New England's Tom Brady, Carolina's Cam Newton, Arizona's Carson Palmer, Seattle's Russell Wilson and Oakland's Derek Carr, who replaced Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers when Rodgers dropped out last week. But either Newton or Palmer and possibly Brady will play in the Super Bowl based on the results of Sunday's conference championship games, which means at least one more quarterback alternate and possibly more will have to be added.

Regardless, Manning is a worthy selection, having completed 62.6 percent of his passes for for 4,436 yards and a career-high 35 touchdown passes to go with just 14 interceptions.