With just two weeks remaining in the regular season of the NFL, one of the regular season awards that has stayed put at the top has been the odds for the Comeback Player of the Year with Damar Hamlin being favored from the start.
Not only has Hamlin been favored since the odds first opened, but he’s had odds under even for the better part of the year. Just a few weeks ago, he was staring at his strongest odds yet at -650.
However, since then, his odds has come up to -300 as both Joe Flacco and Baker Mayfield are making their cases to win the award as well. Flacco currently sits behind Hamlin at 300 odds while Mayfield isn’t far behind him at 650.
Flacco has only played four games this season for the Cleveland Browns, however, once Deshaun Watson went down for the season, he stepped in and has kept them in the playoff hunt with a 3-1 record as a starter.
Not only have they been winning, but Flacco has thrown for 10 touchdowns in those four games as well. With just two games left in the season, and the Browns sitting at a 10-5 record, if he could continue to find ways for them to win, his 300 odds will certainly cut down even more which could eventually lead to him being given the award.
Flacco originally was given 18000 odds to win the award after being signed by the Browns just weeks ago before skyrocketing.
Moving on to Baker Mayfield, his odds have been a rollercoaster ride opening at 2500nand moving up to 8500 twice before finally coming down under 1000 in late December. Mayfield has been putting up career numbers with just under 3,600 passing yards and 26 touchdowns on just 8 interceptions.
While he has helped the Bucs to just an 8-7 record, it is good enough for first place in the NFC South division right now.
|DAMAR HAMLIN SEASON STATS 2023
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While his odds to win are the longest of the three, he has a chance to solidify his chances even more with two extremely important divisional games to end the season. If he can pull of a division title in his first year starting for Tampa Bay, it’s hard to leave him out of the award.
While the narrative for Damar Hamlin to win the award is a heartwarming story after his catastrophic injury, he has only taken the field twice this season.
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| Title: Damar Hamlin Continues As Heavy Favorite For Comeback Player of the Year
| Author: Sam Profeta
| Date: December 29, 2023