Betting odds on the winner of the NFL Comeback Player of the Year award are available at legal online sportsbooks. As you scroll through the list, there are a number of contenders who have the potential to deliver a bounce-back campaign. Here are the current lines and betting favorites to win this season’s NFL Comeback Player of the Year.
Latest NFL Comeback Player of the Year odds
The latest betting odds from DraftKings Sportsbook on the winner of the next NFL Comeback Player of the Year award are in the table below. If you see a bet that you’re interested in, just click the odds to be directed to the sportsbook where you can place the wager.
NFL Comeback Player of the Year betting favorites
As the offseason rolls along, there’s one clear favorite to claim the comeback award. Behind him is a group of other players who are aiming for better days in the coming campaign.
- Damar Hamlin:
- Tua Tagovailoa:
- Jimmy Garoppolo:
- Lamar Jackson:
- Russell Wilson:
- Trey Lance:
- Cooper Kupp:
Hamlin has announced his intention to return after being fully cleared following his health scare. In Week 17 of last season, he suffered a frightening cardiac arrest in the midst of a Monday Night Football game with the Bengals.
Tagovailoa, Garoppolo, Lance and Kupp are all returning from injuries, while Jackson and Wilson are aiming to bounce back from seasons to forget. All six players have the potential to make the award chase interesting.
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Other comeback candidates
Beyond the top favorites to win the award, there’s a large group of players who are bunched up in the latest betting odds.
- Mac Jones:
- John Metchie III:
- Matthew Stafford:
- Baker Mayfield:
- Dameon Pierce:
- Calvin Ridley:
- Breece Hall:
- Kyler Murray:
- Derek Carr:
- Jonathan Taylor:
- TJ Watt:
For the above list, we have five QBs and five skill position players on the comeback trail, along with Watt, the 2021 NFL Defensive Player of the Year. For the QBs, Jones will attempt to rebound from a challenging second pro season. Stafford and Murray are looking to recover from injuries, while Mayfield and Carr have landed in new destinations.
Ridley is returning from a one-year suspension, while Metchie missed the season due to illness. Pierce, Hall and Taylor are all coming back from injury.
Recent Comeback Player of the Year winners
Here’s a look at the last decade of NFL Comeback Player of the Year winners.
|2022||Geno Smith||QB||Seattle Seahawks|
|2021||Joe Burrow||QB||Cincinnati Bengals|
|2020||Alex Smith||QB||Washington Commanders|
|2019||Ryan Tannehill||QB||Tennessee Titans|
|2018||Andrew Luck||QB||Indianapolis Colts|
|2017||Keenan Allen||WR||Los Angeles Chargers|
|2016||Jordy Nelson||WR||Green Bay Packers|
|2015||Eric Berry||S||Kansas City Chiefs|
|2014||Rob Gronkowski||TE||New England Patriots|
|2013||Philip Rivers||QB||Los Angeles Chargers|
NFL Comeback Player of the Year betting trends
For the last five seasons — and six of the last 10 — the NFL Comeback Player of the Year has been a quarterback. A receiver has won twice over that span, while a tight end and safety have won the other two. Since the Associated Press took back over the voting for the award in 1998, here’s the full breakdown by position.
- QB: 16, last in 2022
- RB: 1, last in 2001
- WR: 3, last in 2017
- TE: 1, last in 2014
- DE: 2, last in 2007
- DT: 1, last in 1999
- LB: 1, last in 2005
- S: 1, last in 2015
As the numbers suggest, a QB who mounts an exceptional comeback season is a leading contender to win the award. However, a special season from a player at another position could flip the script. For this season, the betting odds are pointing to a clear non-QB favorite, but we’ll have to wait and see how it ultimately shakes out.