Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson did not play a single down in 2015 because of a torn ACL. He had a roaring comeback this season and it culminated into a Comeback Player of the Year award Saturday.
Nelson played all 16 games. He caught 97 balls for 1,257 yards and a league-leading 14 touchdowns. His reception total was one off his career-high mark. Having Nelson as a target really helped the Packers get back to the playoffs this season.
The 31-year-old was knocked out of the wildcard playoff game against the New York Giants, and managed to catch a touchdown pass against the Atlanta Falcons in a lopsided NFC title game. However, he didn’t play in the divisional game against the Dallas Cowboys.
A healthy Nelson made all the difference for Green Bay this season.