NFL Comeback Player of the Year candidates for 2018
This NFL season there have been many comeback stories around the League. The Comeback Player of the Year can be someone who played below average the year before or missed the previous season due to injury. These are the top three Comeback Player of the Year award candidates for this season.
Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts: After missing the 2017 season due to a shoulder injury, Luck has been stellar in 2018. He has thrown for 3,112 yards and 32 touchdowns while averaging 7.68 yards per pass attempt. Luck has also thrown for three touchdowns in five straight games, which were all wins. Thanks to Luck, the Colts have won five straight games for the first time since 2014.
Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants: Since breaking his ankle last season, Beckham has returned to his All-Pro form. In 2018, he has had five 100-yard receiving games and has averaged 95.3 receiving yards per game. Beckham has caught 74 passes for 1,017 yards and five touchdowns. The wideout had his best game in week 7 against the Falcons, when he caught eight passes for 143 yards and a touchdown.
J.J. Watt, Houston Texans: Watt missed 24 of 32 games over the last two years due to having back surgery and tibial plateau. When he started the season, Watt had not had a sack in two years. Watt told Thursday Night Football announcers that he felt forgotten. According to NFL.com, Watt has tallied 11.5 sacks, which is second in the league. The three-time Defensive Player of the Year had his best game in week three, where he had three sacks after starting off the season with none.