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  • Titans running back Derrick Henry is the favorite to win NFL Comeback Player of the Year for the 2022 NFL season
  • Track how the NFL CPOY odds have changed over the course of the 2022-23 NFL season

The NFL Comeback Player of the Year award has been handed out consistently since 1998. The AP did hand out an award from 1963-1966, but awarded one to the AFL and one to the NFL. The award often goes to a player who has returned from some serious injury and performed well.

The 2022 NFL Comeback Player of the Year odds favor Titans running back Derrick Henry, who fractured his foot last year, forcing him to miss more than half of the regular season. You can see the latest NFL CPOY odds below as well as how the odds have changed throughout the season.

NFL Comeback Player of the Year Odds

Derrick Henry opened as the favorite to win the NFL CPOY award and has remained the favorite to this point. The Titans running back was able to return for the team’s lone playoff game, but was rather ineffective. Henry rushed for just 62 yards on 20 carries and did not look himself.

With a full offseason to continue recovering, Henry should come back looking much more like himself in Week 1 of the 2022-23 NFL season.

Two Saints join Henry near the top of the odds, as Jameis Winston is given the second-best odds to win NFL Comeback Player of the Year after tearing his ACL just seven games into the season, and Michael Thomas has the third-best odds after missing the entire 2021 season due to a setback in his ankle surgery. The two players among the favorites who are not here due to injury are Deshaun Watson and Daniel Jones. Who knows if Watson plays for Cleveland this season, but Jones is in a good spot to improve with Brian Daboll coming over as the Giants’ new head coach.

Odds to Win NFL CPOY

Player Odds to Win NFL CPOY
Derrick Henry +300
Jameis Winston +500
Michael Thomas +800
Christian McCaffrey +1000
Daniel Jones +1200
Marcus Mariota +1400
JK Dobbins +1500
Chase Young +1500
Baker Mayfield +1800
Cam Akers +2000

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Derrick Henry currently has the best odds to win the NFL Comeback Player of the Year award. Henry’s odds are listed at +300, implying that he has a 25% chance to win the award. If you bet $20 on Henry to win NFL CPOY, you’d win $60 and return $80.

The next best odds belong to Jameis Winston, who is given +500 odds. Based on those odds, Winston has a 16.7% chance to win the award. If you bet $20 on the Saints QB, you’d win $100 and return $120.

Here are some notes on the NFL Comeback Player of the Year odds movement:

  • [April 11] Derrick Henry has opened as the favorite to win the 2022 NFL Comeback Player of the Year award. Henry missed more than half of the 2021 season with a foot fracture, but is expected to be at full speed come Week 1 of the 2022 season.

NFL Comeback Player of the Year Trends

  • A quarterback has won the NFL Comeback Player of the Year award in each of the last four seasons
  • Each of the last eight NFL CPOY winners missed at least five games due to injury the prior season—Philip Rivers in 2013 was the last player to win it without getting hurt the year prior
  • No defensive player has won the award since Eric Berry in 2015
  • Since the award came back in 1998, we have seen 15 quarterbacks win, three wide receivers, five defensive players, one running back, and one tight end
  • The NFL CPOY award was shared in 2005, when Tedy Bruschi and Steve Smith Sr. were both named NFL CPOY

Past NFL Comeback Player of the Year Winners

Year NFL CPOY Winner
2021 Joe Burrow (Bengals)
2020 Alex Smith (Washington)
2019 Ryan Tannheill (Titans)
2018 Andrew Luck (Colts)
2017 Keenan Allen (Chargers)
2016 Jordy Nelson (Packers)
2015 Eric Berry (Chiefs)
2014 Rob Gronkowski (Patriots)
2013 Philip Rivers (Chargers)
2012 Peyton Manning (Broncos)

Joe Burrow won the 2021 NFL Comeback Player of the Year award after leading the Bengals to an impressive 10-7 record en route to winning the AFC North. The previous season, Burrow tore his ACL in Cincinnati’s tenth game of the season, not leaving a ton of time for Burrow to recover ahead of the 2021 NFL season. The second-year QB came back to lead the NFL in completion percentage (70.4%) and threw for 4,611 yards and 34 touchdowns.

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