Garoppolo, Le'Veon Bell Early Favourite To Win Award

Published on August 9th, 2019 4:36 pm EST
Written By: Dave Manuel



Award is given out in American football to the comeback player of the season. There are some very, very good players that are topping the list to win this year's NFL Comeback Player of the Year award.

Some will shine this season, while others will fall off, never to be heard from again.

Some were off last year due to contract disputes, while others had their seasons ended early due to injury. Others saw their output reduced severely due to sub-optimal situations that they are hoping have been improved.

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As of this moment, Jimmy Garoppolo is the current favourite to win the award, as he is currently listed at +300 to win.

"Jimmy G" was having a strong season with his new team, the San Francisco 49ers, before he blew out his knee. The 49ers have an intriguing mix of stars this season, and it will be interesting to see if Jimmy G can lead the club to new heights.

Next up on the list at +400 is Le'Veon Bell, who missed the entirety of last season due to a contract dispute with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Bell is now with his new team and has vowed to come back better than ever. The Jets don't have the best offensive line in the world, so this might be easier said than done, though Bell certainly has the natural talent to come back strong this season.

Jason Witten, who is coming out of retirement to suit back up for the Dallas Cowboys, is listed at +500 to win the award, while Devonta Freeman, another superstar RB returning from injury, is +800.

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Here are some of the other names that are currently in contention to win the award, courtesy of Bet365:

Source: Bet365
Time Stamp: August 9th, 2019 4:27 pm EST
Odds Subject to Change

David Johnson, +1000
Everson Griffen, +1200
Marcus Mariota, +1200
Travis Frederick, +1200
Earl Thomas, +1400
Leonard Fournette, +1400
AJ Green, +1600
Cooper Kupp, +1600
Carson Wentz, +1600
Jerick McKinnon, +1800
Joe Flacco, +2000
Josh Rosen, +2500

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Injuries are tough to come back from. Can Jimmy G regain his form with the 49ers? Will Le'Veon Bell use the chip on his shoulder to dominate the NFL once again?

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