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Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Comeback Player of the Year ?

Updated July 23, 2019 12.6k votes 631 voters 4.3k views30 items
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With the NFL season underway, it's time to make your 2018 Comeback Player of the Year predictions. While awards like Rookie of the Year and MVP are regarded as the more prestigious NFL honors, the Comeback Player of the Year can mean just as much to recipients. Handed to those football players who missed most of a previous season, typically due to injuries, and came back the next season with a bang, the highly-regarded award calls for seriously hard work. Of all the players working to come off injuries for this season, who do you think will win the 2018 NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award?

A favorite for many, and one of the NFL's top wide receivers, Odell Beckham Jr. is certainly in the running for the Comeback Award this season upon returning from a fractured ankle. However, many fans have their eyes on star quarterback Aaron Rodgers as he makes his return to the Packers from a broken collarbone—especially considering his 4-1 start before the injury last season. Other worthy candidates of the award include Colts QB Andrew Luck, Allen Robinson of the Bears, and the Dolphins' Ryan Tannehill, among many others. 

Take a look at the list of players in the running for the NFL Comeback Player of the Year in 2018 and cast a vote for your predictions. You can also vote players down if you feel they aren't having the best season back. Don't forget to make your 2018 NFL Rookie of the Year predictions, either.

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    Andrew Luck
    937
    330

    Andrew Luck

    Indianapolis Colts

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Age31

    Named the NFL's 2018 Comeback Player of the Year.

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    J. J. Watt
    567
    387

    J. J. Watt

    Houston Texans, Wisconsin Badgers football

    PositionDefensive end

    BirthplaceWaukesha, Wisconsin

    Age31

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  • 3
    Deshaun Watson
    345
    414

    Deshaun Watson

    Houston Texans

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceGainesville, Georgia

    Age25

  • 4
    Malik Hooker

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  • 5
    Julian Edelman
    181
    330

    Julian Edelman

    New England Patriots

    PositionWide receiver

    BirthplaceRedwood City, California

    Age34

  • 6
    Dont'a Hightower
    108
    230

    Dont'a Hightower

    New England Patriots

    PositionLinebacker

    BirthplaceLewisburg, Tennessee

    Age30

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  • 7
    Aaron Rodgers
    277
    572

    Aaron Rodgers

    Green Bay Packers

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceChico, California

    Age36

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  • 8
    Eric Berry
    137
    301

    Eric Berry

    Tennessee Volunteers football, Kansas City Chiefs

    PositionCornerback, Safety, Defensive back

    BirthplaceFairburn, Georgia

    Age31

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  • 9
    Odell Beckham Jr.
    220
    468

    Odell Beckham Jr.

    Cleveland Browns

    PositionWide receiver

    BirthplaceBaton Rouge, Louisiana

    Age27

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  • 10
    Josh Gordon
    159
    349

    Josh Gordon

    Cleveland Browns

    PositionWide receiver

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

    Age29

  • 11
    Allen Robinson
    132
    295

    Allen Robinson

    Chicago Bears

    PositionWide receiver

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    Age27

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  • 12
    Dalvin Cook
    118
    268

    Dalvin Cook

    Minnesota Vikings

    PositionRunning back

  • 13
    Jason Peters
    96
    237

    Jason Peters

    Philadelphia Eagles

    PositionTackle, Tight end

    BirthplaceQueen City, Texas

    Age38

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  • 14
    Richard Sherman
    81
    211

    Richard Sherman

    Seattle Seahawks

    PositionCornerback, Wide receiver

    BirthplaceCompton, California

    Age32

  • 15
    Sebastian Janikowski
    89
    230

    Sebastian Janikowski

  • 16
    David Johnson
    122
    322

    David Johnson

    Arizona Cardinals

    PositionRunning back

  • 17
    Ryan Tannehill
    105
    286

    Ryan Tannehill

    Texas A&M Aggies football, Miami Dolphins

    PositionQuarterback, Wide receiver

    BirthplaceLubbock, Texas

    Age32

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  • 18
    Greg Olsen
    85
    249

    Greg Olsen

    Carolina Panthers

    PositionTight end

    BirthplaceWayne, New Jersey

    Age35

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    #15 of 64 The Best Miami Football Players of All Time#44 of 144 The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

  • 19
    Travis Benjamin
    57
    206

    Travis Benjamin

    Cleveland Browns

    PositionWide receiver

    BirthplaceBelle Glade, Florida

    Age30

  • 20
    Marshal Yanda
    50
    210

    Marshal Yanda

    Baltimore Ravens, Iowa Hawkeyes football

    PositionTackle, Guard

    BirthplaceCedar Rapids, Iowa

    Age36

  • 21
    Tom Brady
    59
    263

    Tom Brady

    New England Patriots

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceSan Mateo, California, United States of America

    Age43

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  • 22
    Jimmy Smith
    40
    203

    Jimmy Smith

    Baltimore Ravens

    PositionCornerback

    BirthplaceFontana, California

    Age32

  • 23
    Jordan Hicks
  • 24
    Mike Iupati
    37
    211

    Mike Iupati

    San Francisco 49ers

    PositionGuard

    BirthplaceAmerican Samoa, United States, with Territories

    Age33

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  • 25
    Taylor Decker