With the start of the NFL season right around the corner, players who missed all, or the majority of, last season finally get an opportunity to get back on the football field. Each of these players will have the chance to contend for Comeback Player of the Year.
This award is generally given to a offensive player, as only three defensive players have won the award since 1972. However, with the large amount of extremely talented players on defense who missed last season, this award could go to one of a handful of players.
Here are 12 players with the best chance to win NFL Comeback Player of the Year.