NFL Comeback Player of the Year 2014: Philip Rivers earns honor

Jan 12, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) calls out in the first quarter of the game against the Denver Broncos during the 2013 AFC divisional playoff football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Following a disappointing year where he threw 15 interceptions, all eyes were on San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers to see how he would be able to bounce back in 2013. If you were watching, you quickly learned that he was a new and improved signal-caller.

Rivers finished the 2013-14 NFL season with an impressive 4,478 passing yards, 32 touchdowns and just 11 interceptions as he helped lead the Chargers to a berth in the postseason as a Wild Card team.

On Saturday night, Rivers received some hardware for his bounce back season by being named the NFL Comeback Player of the Year.

While the difference in his statistics appears to indicate he is worthy of the honor, it is interesting to see a player who has come back from nothing other than his own mistakes and poor decisions on the field take home the award.

Topics: Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers

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  • http://www.standupforkids.org blackroseMD1

    “… it is interesting to see a player who has come back from nothing other than his own mistakes and poor decisions on the field take home the award.”

    Honestly, I’d say that’s more impressive than a guy coming back from an injury winning it. It means that he sat down over the offseason and figured out what he could do better and how to limit his own mistakes. I’m sure the new offensive system helped a bit too, but these past two seasons are night and day for Rivers.

  • Bill

    Nelson should have won this. Rivers didnt come back from anything but a bad WR core.

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