sports Who Deserves to Be the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year?  

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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!   

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Jordy Nelson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Deserves to Be the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year?
Jordy Nelson Green Bay Packers

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Sean Lee is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Deserves to Be the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year?
Sean Lee Dallas Cowboys

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Le'Veon Bell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Deserves to Be the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year?
Le'Veon Bell Pittsburgh Steelers

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Melvin Gordon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Deserves to Be the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year?
Melvin Gordon San Diego Chargers

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Jadeveon Clowney is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Deserves to Be the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year?
Jadeveon Clowney Houston Texans

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DeMarco Murray is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Deserves to Be the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year?
DeMarco Murray Tennessee Titans

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Matt Ryan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Deserves to Be the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year?
Matt Ryan Atlanta Falcons

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Jimmy Graham is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Deserves to Be the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year?
Jimmy Graham Seattle Seahawks

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Cameron Wake is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Deserves to Be the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year?
Cameron Wake Miami Dolphins

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Dez Bryant is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Deserves to Be the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year?
Dez Bryant Dallas Cowboys

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LeSean McCoy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Deserves to Be the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year?
LeSean McCoy Philadelphia Eagles

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Andrew Luck is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Deserves to Be the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year?
Andrew Luck Indianapolis Colts

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Robert Griffin III is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Deserves to Be the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year?
Robert Griffin III Cleveland Browns

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Eddie Lacy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Deserves to Be the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year?
Eddie Lacy Green Bay Packers

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Kelvin Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Deserves to Be the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year?
Kelvin Benjamin Carolina Panthers

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Keenan Allen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Deserves to Be the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year?
Keenan Allen San Diego Chargers

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Dennis Pitta is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Deserves to Be the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year?
Dennis Pitta Baltimore Ravens

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Joe Flacco is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Deserves to Be the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year?
Joe Flacco Baltimore Ravens