Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Comeback Player

Report: Lions' Stafford comeback player of the year

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford will be named the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year by Pro Football Weekly and the Pro Football Writers Association, according to a report on mlive.com.

Stafford threw for 41 touchdowns against 16 interceptions this season, leading the Lions to a 10-6 record and a trip to the playoffs for the first time since 1999.

Detroit's Matthew Stafford became the fourth QB in NFL history to throw for at least 5,000 yards in the regular season. (AP Photo)
His 5,038 passing yards in 2011 puts him in rare company. The only other players to eclipse 5,000 passing yards in a season are Dan Marino, Drew Brees and Tom Brady.

Stafford, 23, was the first overall pick in the 2009 draft out of Georgia.

The Associated Press' Comeback Player of the Year will be announced Feb. 4, the day before the Super Bowl, according to the report.

The original article here.

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