Stafford named comeback player of year by PFW/PFWA
Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady may be in the mix for post-season honors, but Lions’ quarterback Matthew Stafford has not been forgotten.
Stafford was named the NFL comeback player of the year Monday as voted on by Pro Football Weekly and the Professional Writers of America. He is also up for the Associated Press Comeback player which will be announced the night before the Super Bowl.
After playing in just three games in the 2010 season due to shoulder injuries, Stafford played his first full 16-game season in 2011 and become one of only four quarterbacks ever to surpass 5,000 passing yards.
Stafford finished the season completing 63.5 percent of his passes for 5,038 yards, 41 touchdowns and 16 interceptions.
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