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Thursday, January 06, 2005

The Drew Brees "Comeback"

Drew Brees won Comeback Player of the Year in the NFL. Funny, I thought he was there all along, though he certainly has played a lot better this year. The second-place finisher was Mark Fields, who returned from an absence due to cancer. Now that's a comeback (Willis McGahee would be another good choice).

Like the NBA, the NFL should separate the Most Improved Player award from Comeback Player. Most Improved can go to guys who just got a lot better, while Comeback can go to guys who had major injuries or other hardships that they overcame.