Comeback Player of the Year: Eric Decker
With only two players unequivocally returning from injuries or a lost season (Marcus Mariota and Eric Decker), the choice for Tennessee’s 2017 Comeback Player of the Year was relatively simple: because Mariota did not look himself for much of the 2017 season, Decker earns this recognition by default. That’s not to say that Decker is not deserving of this award.
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After his surprising release from the New York Jets following an injury-marred 2016 season, the highly productive receiver surprised many by choosing Nashville as his next landing spot. Even though Decker did not record his best season statistically, he served as a veteran presence for the team’s young receiving corps and made a lot of tough catches in traffic out of the slot.
The team often trusted him in the biggest moments of games, evidenced by his game-winning touchdown catch in the playoff win against the Kansas City Chiefs. Overcoming a devastating injury late in your career at the wide receiver position is a remarkable feat for any player. To overcome this injury and become a meaningful contributor on an entirely different franchise is even more difficult; yet Eric Decker managed it in 2017, and for that reason he is the Titans’ 2017 Comeback Player of the Year.