Philip Rivers voted Comeback Player of the Year


Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers’ return to top form in 2013 played a major role in San Diego returning to the playoffs for the first time in four seasons.

And now, he’s received some nice recognition for his accomplishments.

The Associated Press has voted Rivers the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year, the NFL announced Saturday night.

The 32-year-old Rivers threw for 4,478 yards with 32 touchdowns and just 11 interceptions and completed nearly 70 percent of his passes in 2013. He was sharp down the stretch as San Diego won four straight to make the postseason, throwing for nine TDs against two picks.

In the playoffs, Rivers completed 30-of-43 passes for 345 yards with three TDs and no picks in two games. Last week, he played in the Pro Bowl.

And on Saturday, he received more good news.

30 responses to “Philip Rivers voted Comeback Player of the Year

  1. I would have given it to Jason Peters.

    Rivers is a great player, but two Achilles’ tendon tears in the same offseason for peters and he plays well, that’s a comeback.

  2. Revis came back from a terrible injury and was absolutely the shutdown corner that Bucs traded for – even playing for the idiot that is Greg Schiano. Still I watched every play of every game this year and it was noticeable when someone actually threw a ball at Revis because it rarely happened. I don’t know who the other candidates are, but in general I always thought comeback player of the year went to someone coming back from an injury – not just someone that sucked the previous year.

  3. rodvmunchiii says:
    Feb 1, 2014 7:05 PM
    What did he comeback from?
    A season where people were questioning if he was gonna be a charger much longer.

  4. Thats why I give it to cb Brent Grimes coming back from a torn achiles to then beat this guy who came back from just a bad season performance.

  5. Are you kidding me? Most of you jokers had SD trading him because he was DONE as a quarterback. To return to a form that challenged Peyton in most categories is, without question, a comeback. Some of you are just plain stupid. It’s not always about some injury, steroids help with that.

  6. Yes 2011 and 2012 we statistically off for him, but comeback player of the year seems, well maybe. He was the guy just below the elite 3 years ago and then all the sudden he was middle of the pack and now he’s back to the guy just below the elite.

  7. This award makes no sense. What did Rivers come back from? Having a bad year. I can’t believe that counts.

  8. Just like Peyton Manning, what did Peyton do to deserve MVP ,each and every year ? Does this mean that nobody else in the NFL is ever going to come even close to winning the MVP award as long as Peyton is in the N F L ? Just what makes Peyton so much better than any other player in the N F L? I guess I am wrong or stand to be corrected, but I always thought that it always took 11 men on offense and a 11 men on the defense for any team to win games during the season. not just ONE MAN winning all of the games won during the season by themselves. But I guess I am wrong since Peyton does every thing by his self. That seems to be the impression that is given every year by electing Peyton for the MVP. Where you agree or disagree I am very, very sure that there are other players out there that deserve the M V P award much, much more than Peyton. But what do I know, i am just some old dumb country boy.

  9. So his team beat the Broncos once in the season and the chiefs in a playoff game and he gets comeback award? He hasn’t comeback from being a jerk.

  10. Strange choice to award Rivers the Comeback Player of Year honors over actual players who ‘came back’, such as Darrelle Revis (my pick), Brent Grimes, Jason Peters and Thomas Davis. Odd.

  11. Johnny Jolly had a drug addiction and about a year in prison – 3 years out of the league in total.

    Came back – won his old job – helped the packer’s defense rank no.3 against the run in the 1st half of the season before He went down with an injury (along with Clay and Perry).

    idk… I guess playing for Norv Turner is way more of a …. tougher obstacle to overcome I guess….idk.

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