New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been named the NFL’s comeback player of the year, beating out Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Cadillac Williams in the Associated Press poll of media members.
Brady, who came back from a serious knee injury to complete 65.7 percent of his passes for 4,398 yards, with 28 touchdowns and 13 interceptions, received 19 votes from the 50-member media panel.
Williams, who overcame a serious injury of his own to play all 16 games and rush for 821 yards, came in second with 14 votes.
Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young was third, with seven votes. Cincinnati Bengals running back Cedric Benson and Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre tied for fourth place, with four votes apiece.
New Orleans Saints defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove and Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer got one vote each.