Jump to content
BayRaider

My Comeback Player of the Year Candidates

Who will win 2020 Comeback Player of the Year?  

39 members have voted

  1. 1. Who will win 2020 Comeback Player of the Year?

    • Cam Newton
    • Alex Smith
      0
    • Ben Roethlisberger
    • Andy Dalton
    • AJ Green
    • Marcus Mariota
      0
    • Other


Recommended Posts

From most likely to least likely:

1. QB Cam Newton (Los Angeles Chargers or Jacksonville Jaguars)

Screen-Shot-2020-03-24-at-2-43-41-PM.png

Cam Newton may be near full health. Is he a Top 10 QB? No. Could be a Top 15 QB on the Chargers with those weapons and an OT at pick 6? It's certainly possible. And help the Chargers to a playoff berth with that Top 5 Defense. This is contingent if he signs with the Chargers or Jaguars. I don't think he'd be good on the Patriots at all.

2. QB Alex Smith (Washington Redskins or New England Patriots)

Alex Smith has been my sleeper for Comeback Player of the Year since the season was even concluded. I don't think the Patriots can afford his contract but he would be a great fit there. My prediction for Alex Smith is the same as Ryan Tannehil did to Mariota last year. Haskins will struggle, Rivera is not sold on Haskins, and Alex Smith starts around Week 5-7. Smith could easily lead the Redskins to a NFC East title in that division. Leading the Redskins to a division title may lock this award up for him. The Redskins roster is no where near as bad as people think it is. They can certainly compete in that division. The main issue is QB.

3. QB Ben Roethlisberger (Pittsburgh Steelers)

This is almost a certain one as Ben is likely to play well, and could even lead the Steelers to the playoffs. People are even expecting this. However, even if Ben plays better than Smith/Newton, I still think Cam Newton and Alex Smith would get the nod over Ben if they play well enough. Their injuries were much more severe and have been out for way longer.

4. QB Andy Dalton (New England Patriots?)

This is completely contingent on Dalton possibly being traded to the Patriots. Any other team, no. Dalton is a good fit there and could thrive in that offense.

5. WR AJ Green (Cincinnati Bengals)

I think Green is still a Top 10 WR in this league and he missed all of last year. There's a possibility if the Bengals offense comes together, and Burrow excels as a Rookie, that Green could have a huge year.

6. QB Marcus Mariota (Las Vegas Raiders)

This is the one everyone is expecting. Mariota Tannehils Carr. I actually do think Mariota will unseat Carr at some point this season. It's actually very likely considering Carrs wild streaks of good and bad play. However, even though Mariota will be named the starter at some point, I don't expect him to play all that much better than Carr, and I don't expect the Raiders to make the playoffs.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's Ben's award to lose.

Alex Smith and Cam Newton are both done.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
25 minutes ago, DannyB said:

Marcus Mariota? ComeBACK?

Lmao. 
 

You can say the same about Tannehil last year though. He never really had a “good” season and still won it. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One guy I forgot to mention is David Johnson. Even though that was a terrible trade for Houston, he could do great things there. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Alex Smith will never start another nfl game 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, BayRaider said:

One guy I forgot to mention is David Johnson. Even though that was a terrible trade for Houston, he could do great things there. 

No, he probably won't.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, JustAnotherFan said:

I'll take this guy's chances over all of the other choices there except Ben.

83e86bd9-79a5-4924-bd2b-c0e857970bd3_pos

A guy who played 8 games and looked great during those 8 games? Not sure that’s comeback worthy unless the six I mentioned fall on their face. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, BayRaider said:

A guy who played 8 games and looked great during those 8 games? Not sure that’s comeback worthy unless the six I mentioned fall on their face. 

Cam and Dalton still don't have a home which speaks volumes about how NFL Gm's/coaches really feel about them. Mariota isn't even a starter and is at the very best a lateral move from Carr. Smith's injury was not normal and I'm still not convinced that he wasn't just a product of Reid.

I overlooked AJ on the list so I would include him as well. Ben, AJ, Stafford. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Foles is another option if Mitch fails and Foles drags the Bears to the playoffs. I think Ben is the clear favorite though. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Trojan said:

Foles is another option if Mitch fails and Foles drags the Bears to the playoffs. I think Ben is the clear favorite though. 

I was also thinking Foles, if he even gets the starting job. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think it's Green. I see him getting a massive target share. Even if Burrow isn't OROTY, they're still going to get a ton of attention. Going from 0 to 1,000+ yards puts him front and center in the conversation IMO. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, CP3MVP said:

Alex Smith will never start another nfl game 

Agreed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here is my top 5. Tell me what you think:

1. Ben Roethlisberger

2.  Ben Roethlisberger

3. Ben Roethlisberger

4. Ben Roethlisberger

5. Ben Roethlisberger

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now



×