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Saturday, February 2, 2013
NFL Comeback Player of the Year

Associated Press

The NFL Comeback Player of the Year as awarded by The Associated Press and selected by a nationwide media panel:

2012 -- Peyton Manning, QB, Denver

2011 -- Matthew Stafford, QB, Detroit

2010 -- Michael Vick, QB, Philadelphia

2009 -- Tom Brady, QB, New England

2008 -- Chad Pennington, QB, Miami

2007 -- Greg Ellis, LB, Dallas

2006 -- Chad Pennington, QB, New York Jets

2005 -- Steve Smith, WR, Carolina; Tedy Bruschi, New England

2004 -- Drew Brees, QB, San Diego

2003 -- Jon Kitna, QB, Cincinnati

2002 -- Tommy Maddox, QB, Pittsburgh

2001 -- Garrison Hearst, RB, San Francisco

2000 -- Joe Johnson, DE, New Orleans

1999 -- Bryant Young, DT, San Francisco

1998 -- Doug Flutie, QB, Buffalo