NFL Comeback Player of the Year Odds 2022: Joe Burrow and Dak Prescott locked in a tight contest

After a year full of storylines, these players have the best odds to win the 2022 NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award at the NFL Honors.

In a league driven by storylines, the 2022 NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award features some of the best stories from around the league as grit and determination overcome obstacles. As the NFL Honors are set to begin on Thursday, these are the NFL odds-on favorites for the 2022 NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award.

Update 02/10/22: Bengals QB Joe Burrow was officially awarded NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year.

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2022 NFL Comeback Player of the Year odds

Here are the latest betting odds for the 2022 NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award with books closed. The award will be given out on Thursday night at the NFL Honors.

  • Dak Prescott (-140)
  • Joe Burrow (+110)
  • Nick Bosa (+6500)
  • Carson Wentz (+10000)

Dak Prescott has the best odds of winning the 2022 NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award

I feel like of all the awards, this is one a player is grateful to receive as much as they never want to win it. To win the NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award, something had to go wrong the year before. It could have been bad play or, in other cases, a devastating injury. More times than not, the latter applies — and that’s the case for Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott.

In a year where stadiums were silent, the lack of sound in AT&T Stadium was deafening on October 10, 2020, as Prescott lay on the ground in obvious pain with his foot pointing in the wrong direction. The lasting image was Prescott on the back of the cart being taken off the field, tears streaming, with his foot in an air cast. We knew his season was over despite an MVP-level start to the 2020 campaign.

After a long offseason of rehab, Prescott came into 2021 guns blazing. He broke the franchise record for the most touchdown passes (37) in a single season. His eight games with a 100 passer rating and 3+ passing touchdowns also led the NFL. With 4,449 yards (seventh) and a 68.8% completion rate (fourth), Prescott put together not only one of his best seasons but one of the best in Cowboys history.

According to VegasInsider, Prescott has the best odds of winning the 2022 NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award at -140. He would join Alex Smith as the two latest recipients. However, he is not a shoo-in, as one quarterback is still lacing up his cleats.

Joe Burrow could add 2022 NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award to his list of accomplishments

Players aren’t supposed to do what Joe Burrow has pulled off. You are not supposed to come into the NFL and obliterate defenses right out of the gates. Especially not when you only had one noteworthy college season, albeit on a historical level. Yet, as we know, Joey Brrr doesn’t care and balls out on a regular basis.

After a sensational start to his NFL career in 2020, Burrow watched his rookie season come crumbling down, as did his knee. Taken down in the pocket in Week 11, Burrow suffered tears to his ACL and MCL with partial tears of his PCL and meniscus. Basically, his entire right knee was destroyed in every sense of the word. He was on pace for nearly 700 attempts with over 4,500 yards when this occurred.

With questions still surrounding his OL, Burrow looks like he never missed a beat. Playing in all 17 regular-season games, Burrow finished No. 1 in completion percentage at 70.4% (366 of 520) and No. 6 in yards (4,449). He threw for 34 touchdowns, finished No. 3 in yards per game (288.2), and No. 1 in adjusted air yards per attempt at 8.9.

Not to mention, the Cincinnati Bengals are in the freaking Super Bowl against all odds. That doesn’t happen without Burrow. When books closed, Burrow was No. 2 in odds for the 2022 NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award at +140. In January, the Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA) awarded Burrow the Comeback Player of the Year Award. This could be a sign of things to come. If it were my money on the line, I think Burrow pulls this off and wins it.

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