As expected, Tom Brady on Wednesday was named the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year. The Pats QB received 19 votes from a nationwide panel of 50 sports writers and broadcasters who cover the NFL, beating Tampa Bay running back Carnell “Cadillac” Williams, who got 14.
The three-time Super Bowl winner and a finalist for AP Player of the Decade, Brady led New England to a 10-6 record and the AFC East title this season. He threw for 4,398 yards and 28 touchdowns. The season came just a year after the QB came back from a left knee injury that sidelined him for all but the first quarter of the 2008 opener.
One of football’s biggest stars, Brady has gone from NFL Most Valuable Player in 2007, when he set several passing records, to sidelined to earning his second league award. Now we’ll see if he can lead the Pats all the way back to the Super Bowl, as that mission begins with the Ravens Sunday at home.