Chargers QB Philip Rivers is 2013 NFL Comeback Player of the Year

Discussion in 'San Diego Chargers' started by 86WARD, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers was announced as the 2013 Associated Press Comeback Player of the Year at Saturday's "NFL Honors."

    Due to the nebulous nature of the award, it's tough to question the selection.

    If coming back from poor play and a lack of surrounding talent was placed on an even plane with returning from an injury (Fred Jackson, Darrelle Revis, Brent Grimes), a benching (Alex Smith) or obscurity (Knowshon Moreno), then Rivers is the easy choice.

    Since running back Ryan Mathews and tight end Antonio Gates also enjoyed fine bounce-back seasons, the award also can be viewed as a tribute to the entire Chargers offense under new coach Mike McCoy and coordinator Ken Whisenhunt.

    Playing behind a patchwork offensive line in a system which had grown stale, Rivers authored a whopping 47 turnovers while taking 79 sacks from 2011 to 2012. Whisenhunt boldly predicted in May that his quarterback would return to Pro Bowl form, and that's exactly what happened during a career renaissance.

  2. Omen

    Omen Speeling Be Champions Staff Member

    Should've been Alex Smith. What the heck did Philips come back from
  3. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    My vote would've went to Alex Smith over Rivers...but Brent Grimes should've won it in my opinion. Grimes had a great year and took a nothing 1-year deal to play in Miami after tearing his achilles last year.
  4. TJ

    TJ Dez Caught It