At the NFL Honors in Indianapolis tonight, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford took home the award for the AP Comeback Player of the Year. The award was presented by Van Heusen spokesmen Steve Young, Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders. Interestingly enough, Stafford is the newest spokesman for Van Heusen.
Here's a look at what Stafford had to say after winning the award:
Matthew Stafford wins Comeback Player of Year "This is a team award. You win something like this, it takes all 53 guys in the locker room"— Freep Lions (@freeplions) February 4, 2012
According to the video shown on NBC, the other nominees for the award were San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith, Cleveland Browns linebacker D'Qwell Jackson, New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles (?), Denver Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil, New York Jets wide receiver Plaxico Burress, New England Patriots defensive end Andre Carter and Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith.
The official tally of votes had Stafford in first with 21. He was followed by Jackson, Alex Smith, Steve Smith, Dumervil, Carter and New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, who for some reason received a vote.