- Ben Roethlisberger is looking to regain stardom in Pittsburgh and leads the odds at +225 to win the NFL’s Comeback Player Of The Year.
- JJ Watt is looking to bring the Texan’s defense back to an elite level after suffering a pectoral injury in the 2019 season.
- AJ Green will take the field after a year and a half off.
- Xavien Howard will add to the new-look Dolphins defense.
- Trent Williams's longshot odds of +9000 should not be slept on as he is looking to make an immediate impact for anyone under center.
PITTSBURGH — With the NFL season approaching barring any setbacks, there are five players who are looking to back a huge bounce back into the new year. Sportsbooks have released odds for who will win the NFL’s Comeback Player of The Year.
Ben Roethlisberger is at the top of the list. JJ Watt follows him as his season was cut short in 2019. AJ Green is looking for a new beginning. Xavien Howard is looking to make his mark on the new Dolphins defense. Trent Williams is looking to protect anyone under center as well.
Big Ben Roethlisberger
Sadly, for the Pittsburgh Steelers, last season was one to forget as Ben Roethlisberger had his season cut short due to injury. He was poised for another great season after coming off of a career year in 2018 with 452 completions, 5,129 yards and 34 touchdowns which are all a career-high.
Mason Rudolph played decent while filling in as the starter but he is no Big Ben and the Steelers felt that. Roethlisberger is looking to make a statement this year in his return and he has the talent beside him to do so with Juju Smith-Schuster, James Conner, and newly acquired Eric Ebron.
Roethlisberger deservingly leads the odds on online sportsbooks at +225 to win the award and bettors should look his way with confidence.
JJ Watt’s season ended after just eight games due to injury as well. He finished his 2019 season with 24 total tackles and four sacks after having a great 2018 season with 61 total tackles and 16 sacks. The Houston Texans defense completely gains momentum whenever he steps on the field and sports bettors should expect to see that from him during his return. He is currently listed second on the odds board with his odds set at +500.
A.J. Green has the most to prove out of everyone on this list. He did not play at all last year and also only played half of the 2018 season due to injury. Bettors should not let that discourage them as he is still an elite receiver in this league.
He is getting a fresh start on this Cincinnati Bengals team that will more than likely have Heisman Trophy winner, Joe Burrow, at quarterback as they own the number one pick in the draft. In the games that Green did play in 2018, he put up solid number with 694 yards and six touchdowns in nine games.
Green’s odds at winning the 2020 Comeback Player of the Year are currently at +600.
Xavien Howard is looking to turn up the heat in South Beach for this new-look Miami Dolphins defense. He is looking to come in and make an immediate impact on a team that had little to no desire to play defense at all last year.
Howard’s season was cut to just five games in which he had 12 solo tackles and an interception as he was coming off of an impressive 2018 season with 35 total tackles and seven interceptions.
He should definitely be considered an underdog on this list as his NFL betting odds at winning the award are listed at +9000. Those odds are a bit concerning but should not discourage bettors. Howard is an elite defensive back and is looking to take over the defense in Miami.
Trent Williams is another player on this list with longshot odds at +9000 but is worth mentioning. He is arguably the best-left tackle in the league today despite not playing at all last season. He has countless awards and accomplishments under his belt like being a seven-time pro bowler and being selected to second-team all-pro.
In his return, he is looking to make an immediate impact in protecting any quarterback under center for the Washington Redskins unless he is traded. In either case, his talents should remain in tact for any team he plays for.