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NFL Comeback Player of the Year Odds Heavily Favor Dak Prescott Over Joe Burrow & Saquon Barkley Before Week 1

David Kaestle
Dak Prescott is the favorite to win Comeback Player of the Year.
Dak Prescott is the favorite to win Comeback Player of the Year. / Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

While the NFL season truly kicked off on Thursday night with a thrilling game between the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the first true full NFL Sunday slate is set for Sunday.

2020 was a different year, and plenty of players experienced tough seasons. From injuries, to poor situations, there are plenty of guys that didn't play up to snuff last season, but are poised for a huge bounce-back campaign in 2021.

Dak Prescott, the Cowboys' quarterback, leads the way here. After a gruesome ankle injury ended his season, Prescott looked as good as ever against the Bucs in his first game back on Thursday. With odds at +140 to win Comeback Player of the Year Award, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, Prescott is already the heavy favorite.

There is a group of three more talented guys behind him, though. Joe Burrow, the Cincinnati Bengals sophomore QB, is coming off of a torn ACL with odds at +750. He is followed by two running backs in Saquon Barkley (+860) and Christian McCaffrey (+850) also coming off of injury-riddled campaigns.

2021 NFL Comeback Player of the Year Odds

Below is a full list of odds to win the 2021 NFL comeback Player of the Year.

1. Dak Prescott (+140)

2. Joe Burrow (+750)

3. Saquon Barkley (+850)

4. Christian McCaffrey (+850)

5. Jameis Winston (+1000)

6. Laurent Duvernay-Tardiff (+1100)

7. Carson Wentz (+1100)

8. Jimmy Garoppolo (+1300)

9. Nick Bosa (+1500)

10. Sam Darnold (+1500)

11. Odell Beckham Jr. (+2300)

12. Derwin James (+2600)

13. Von Miller (+2700)

14. Donta Hightower (+3900)

15. Courtland Sutton (+3900)

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