Jameis Winston is back for another year as the New Orleans Saints quarterback. He missed the last half of the 2021 season due to injury, which puts him in a position to win Comeback Player of the Year in 2022.
The Comeback Player of the Year is given to the player who has a terrific season after missing part of the previous season for whatever reason. Jameis Winston of the New Orleans Saints is a frontrunner to win the award and it makes sense as to why.
First off, Winston is a quarterback and quarterbacks have the best chance to show off in games. Quarterbacks have won the past four Comeback Player of the Year titles (Andrew Luck in ’18, Ryan Tannehill in ’19, Alex Smith in ’20, and Joe Burrow in ’21) and with the league becoming more and more pass-happy, Winston should already be a top choice to win the crown.
Winston is the betting favorite to win Comeback Player when it comes to quarterbacks up for the title but not the overall betting favorite.
Who leads the Comeback Player of the Year odds if it isn’t Jameis Winston?
According to WynnBET, Winston has +450 odds to be named the Comeback Player of the Year. The only player with better odds than him is Titans running back, Derrick Henry, who has +400 odds.
Henry appeared in one more regular-season game than Winston did a season ago and managed to rush for 937 yards and 10 touchdowns during that eight-game stretch, proving he was on track for another monster season. A foot injury, however, took Henry out of the equation for Tennessee for those final nine games.
Henry is a freak of nature and it’s not a surprise to see him leading the pack for CPOTY in 2022. At times, he’s the entire offense for the Titans, and with A.J. Brown no longer in Nashville, the team is probably going to lean on the King even more.
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Winston is only slightly behind Henry in the odds for CPOTY and with him playing quarterback, it wouldn’t be shocking if he passed the Titans running back. Will he end up pulling it off?
All stats courtesy of NFL.com