During the 2016-2017 NFL season, some of the best football players surprised fans by either recovering well after an injury, improving on previous years, or proving to the league that getting older has zero effect on their game. Exceeding expectations and returning in great form are just a few things the NFL Comeback Player of the Year needs to do in order to win the award.
Playing only seven games last year due to multiple injuries, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck started 15 games this season and posted his usual all-star numbers. However, the frontrunner for the 2016 NFL Comeback of the Year is currently wide receiver Jordy Nelson of the Green Bay Packers. After missing last year's season with a torn ACL, a healthy Nelson made a huge comeback in 2016 and led the league with 14 receiving touchdowns.
Vote up the NFL players you think deserve to win Comeback Player of the Year in the 2016-2017 season. Other contenders include Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake who recorded 11.5 sacks at age 34 and Tennessee Titans running back DeMarco Murray who had a drastically improved after being traded.
After voting up the players who should be considered the 2016 NFL Comeback Player of the Year, check out our list of the most disappointing NFL players of 2016-2017!