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Joe Burrow Among Favorites to Win NFL Comeback Player of the Year

The 24-year-old suffered a torn left ACL and MCL last season.

CINCINNATI — When Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow suffered a torn left ACL and MCL last November, there were plenty of questions about his future. 

Would he overcome the devastating knee injury and reach his full potential? Will he be as mobile as he was before the injury? Would he be ready for the start of the 2021 season

While we can't answer all of those questions [yet], we do know that Burrow will be on the field for Sunday's season opener against the Vikings at Paul Brown Stadium. 

The 24-year-old was fully cleared before training camp started in late July and he's hoping to get the Bengals to the playoffs this season for the first time since 2015. If he does that, then he'll certainly be in the mix to win the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year Award. 

Related: Joe Burrow Projected to Have Record Breaking Season

Burrow has the third greatest odds of winning the award according to BetOnline.ag. Dak Prescott is the favorite at +175. Jameis Winston (+250) isn't far behind. Burrow is third at +800. He isn't the only Bengals player on the list. Running back Joe Mixon is tied for the 10th-best odds at +3300. 

Dak Prescott +175

Jameis Winston +250

Joe Burrow +800

Christian McCaffrey +1000

Saquon Barkley +1200

Odell Beckham Jr. +1600

Nick Bosa +1800

Derwin James +2500

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif +2500

Sam Darnold +3300

Von Miller +3300

Joe Mixon +3300

Tyrod Taylor +3300

Danielle Hunter +3300

Devin Bush +3300

Jimmy Garoppolo +4000

Dont'a Hightower +5000

Kyle Long +5000

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