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08.04.2024

2024-25 NFL Comeback Player Of The Year Odds

Of all the trophies and awards regarding the NFL, the Comeback Player Of The Year title is certainly something no player targets winning, as typically, the award recognizes players who have displayed resilience in making a triumphant return to top form from major injuries or excelling after a challenging season.

Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin was the betting favorite for almost all of 2023 until Joe Flacco swooped in and secured the award after leading the Browns to the playoffs. This year, three-time MVP Aaron Rodgers sits atop the odds board as he prepares to come back from his Achilles injury.

We likely won't see a lot of movement in these odds until the season starts, but without further ado, here are the 2024-25 Comeback Player of the Year odds from the top sports betting apps in the US.

NFL Comeback Player of the Year 2024-25 Betting Odds

Player

DraftKings

BetMGM

Fanduel

Bet365

BetRivers

Caesars

Aaron Rodgers

+100

-

-

+140

-

+175

Joe Burrow

+200

-

-

+200

-

+250

Kirk Cousins

+500

-

-

+600

-

+700

Anthony Richardson

+750

-

-

+600

-

+550

Russell Wilson

+1200

-

-

+1400

-

+1500

Deshaun Watson

+1500

-

-

+1800

-

+2000

Nick Chubb

+2000

-

-

+1800

-

+1800

Tank Dell

+2500

-

-

+3500

-

+4000

Daniel Jones

+2500

-

-

+2800

-

+2800

Justin Herbert

+2500

-

-

+2500

-

OTB

*Odds as of May 17, 2024

A favorite for the Comeback Player of the Year 2024: Aaron Rodgers

The 2023 season began with Aaron Rodgers running out of the tunnel for the first time in his Jets uniform, touting an American Flag over his head. This scene sparked optimism in the Jets faithful for the first time in years, but it did not take long for that optimism to disappear after Rodgers went down on his first offensive series.

At first, it looked as if Rodgers had just twisted his ankle, but quickly, it was determined that the injury was far more serious. After being diagnosed with a torn Achilles, Rodgers vowed to do everything in his power to make a comeback that season, but he was unable to do so.

Rodgers watched from the sidelines as his Jets would struggle for the rest of the season. Now, the three-time MVP seems to be healthy heading into the 2024-25 season, as he looks to throw a touchdown pass for the first time without a Packers uniform on.

The Comeback Player of the Year Award is very narrative-driven, and Rodgers certainly has a strong narrative behind him as the 40-year-old quarterback looks to bring his young Jets team back to the playoffs for the first time since 2010.

Top Contenders:

Joe Burrow (QB, Cincinnati Bengals): Burrow has already won this award in his young career, as he has now suffered two season-ending injuries. As the budding superstar looks to be fully healthy heading into training camp, he certainly has the potential to win this award again, as he has the potential to post MVP-like numbers, much like he did when he took the Bengals to the Super Bowl.

Kirk Cousins (QB, Atlanta Falcons): Early last season, Kirk Cousins was in such a groove offensively that he was flying up the MVP odds board. Unfortunately, his MVP aspirations were cut short by an injury. Now fully healthy, Cousins will be under center for a new team this year, as he'll call the shots for a young and exciting Falcons offense.

Anthony Richardson (QB, Indianapolis Colts): Richardson flashed some really exciting potential in his few NFL starts, but fans were robbed of seeing him play out his rookie year after he suffered a shoulder injury. The former Florida Gators quarterback has an exceptionally high ceiling with his athletic ability, so if he can make some noise in the AFC South against other young quarterbacks, Richardson could certainly remain relevant in the race for this award.

NFL Comeback Player of the Year Past Winners

After the award came back in 1998, quarterback Chad Pennington is the only player in NFL history to win the Comeback Player of the Year title more than once, having claimed it in 2006 with the New York Jets and 2008 with the Miami Dolphins.

Season

Player

Position

Team

2023

Joe Flacco

Quarterback

Cleveland Browns

2022

Geno Smith

Quarterback

Seattle Seahawks

2021

Joe Burrow

Quarterback

Cincinnati Bengals

2020

Alex Smith

Quarterback

Washington Commanders

2019

Ryan Tannehill

Quarterback

Tennessee Titans

2018

Andrew Luck

Quarterback

Indianapolis Colts

2017

Keenan Allen

Wide receiver

Los Angeles Chargers

2016

Jordy Nelson

Wide receiver

Green Bay Packers

2015

Eric Berry

Safety

Kansas City Chiefs

2014

Rob Gronkowski

Tight end

New England Patriots

2013

Philip Rivers

Quarterback

San Diego Chargers

2012

Peyton Manning

Quarterback

Denver Broncos

2011

Matthew Stafford

Quarterback

Detroit Lions

2010

Michael Vick

Quarterback

Philadelphia Eagles

2009

Tom Brady

Quarterback

New England Patriots

2008

Chad Pennington

Quarterback

Miami Dolphins

2007

Greg Ellis

Defensive end

Dallas Cowboys

2006

Chad Pennington

Quarterback

New York Jets

2005

Steve Smith Tedy Bruschi

Wide receiver Linebacker

Carolina Panthers New England Patriots

2004

Drew Brees

Quarterback

San Diego Chargers

2003

Jon Kitna

Quarterback

Cincinnati Bengals

2002

Tommy Maddox

Quarterback

Pittsburgh Steelers

2001

Garrison Hearst

Running back

San Francisco 49ers

2000

Joe Johnson

Defensive end

New Orleans Saints

1999

Bryant Young

Defensive tackle

San Francisco 49ers

1998

Doug Flutie

Quarterback

Buffalo Bills

NFL CPOY Award History, Trends, and Pointers

  • Regarding player positions, quarterbacks have been favored in the Comeback Player of the Year title hunt. Ever since the award came back in 1998, a quarterback has won the title 16 times from the 25 total.

  • The last six award winners have all been quarterbacks.

  • Only five defensive players have won the NFL CPOY since 1998, the last one being Kansas City safety Eric Berry in 2015.

  • The CPOY award has been shared only once in NFL history, as Tedy Bruschi and Steve Smith Sr. both won the title in 2005.

  • Most commonly, the CPOY award is given to a player who missed multiple games due to some type of injury during the previous season. Eight of the last nine winners missed at least five games from their previous season before being named Comeback Player of the Year.

  • Geno Smith, the 2022 winner, is one of only two players since 2013 to achieve this without suffering an injury in the preceding year.

  • While there are usually clear frontrunners for this award each year, even the "long shot" options can prevail. During the 2022-23 season, the CPOY winner Geno Smith's longest odds for Comeback Player of the Year were a whoppin' +6000.

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