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6 NFL Comeback Player of the Year Candidates

Sam Spiegelman

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The NFL Comeback Player of the Year award race is shaping up to be a very different kind of competition than we anticipated back in August.

RGIII isn’t even in the discussion, barring some sort of Peyton Manning-esque performance down the stretch of the season to lift Washington back into the playoff picture. Instead, it’s been a talented collection of pass-catchers leading the way, with one surprise defensive standout.

Here are the six leading candidates for the 2014 NFL Comeback Player of the Year award: