The NFL Comeback Player of the Year as awarded by The Associated Press and selected by a nationwide media panel:
2007 - Greg Ellis, LB, Dallas
2006 - Chad Pennington, QB, New York Jets
2005 - Steve Smith, WR, Carolina; Tedy Bruschi, New England
2004 - Drew Brees, QB, San Diego
2003 - Jon Kitna, QB, Cincinnati
2002 - Tommy Maddox, QB, Pittsburgh
2001 - Garrison Hearst, RB, San Francisco
2000 - Joe Johnson, DE, New Orleans
1999 - Bryant Young, DT, San Francisco
1998 - Doug Flutie, QB, Buffalo
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