Ryan Tannehill: Comeback Player of the Year
Over the last decade, a quarterback has won this award 6 out of 10 times.
Sometimes it was because of an injury the previous season that forced them to miss a year, but for Matthew Stafford, Michael Vick and Philip Rivers it was all about the fact that they played well in that season’s campaign.
I would argue that not only is Ryan Tannehill a perfect fit for this award, but that he is more deserving than any of the winners that I just named.
Think about it like this, before the 2019 NFL Draft, GM Jon Robinson traded a 2020 4th round pick and a 7th round pick in exchange for Ryan Tannehill and a 6th round pick.
That roughly equates to Tannehill being traded straight up for a 6th round pick according to all of the old trade value charts.
In addition to that, Miami was willing to eat the majority of his salary for 2019 to make that move happen and the Titans ultimately only had to end up paying him $2 million.
So from that time until now, he has probably increased his value by 1,000% with a deal of over $22 million per year being almost a given at this point.
That is all because of his stellar play and what he has been able to do in Tennessee, and I have no idea what player you would even argue has been close to raising their own value that much this season.
He looks outstanding and he is having a 4,500 yard, 42 TD, 12 INT season but the only problem is that he didn’t get to play the full season. That level of play from a guy that Miami paid to go away is nothing less than CPOY material.