In the NFL, like all professional sports leagues, there are statistics and awards for just about everything imaginable, such as NFL Comeback Player of the Year. From conversations about who the best kickers of all time are, to inarguable facts like who has the most rookie rushing yards, we use metrics and awards to celebrate everything under the sun that goes on during games, seasons, and careers. There are so many records and leaderboards to keep track of, that sometimes, players just seem less like real people and more like calculable numbers. That's where recognitions like the Associated Press NFL Comeback Player of the Year come in, to remind us all that players are much more than their statistics.
The AP NFL Comeback Player of the year is precisely what it sounds like. The first award was given out in 1963, had a several decade hiatus, but has since been handed out each year again since 1998.
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