From the PFWA:
Green Bay wide receiver Jordy Nelson, who rebounded from a season-ending knee injury suffered in the 2015 preseason to lead the NFL in receiving touchdowns in 2016, was selected as the 2016 NFL Comeback Player of the Year, chosen in voting conducted by the Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA).
Nelson spent the entire 2015 season on injured reserve after sustaining a knee injury as he made an 8-yard catch on the Packers’ opening drive in a preseason game at Pittsburgh on August 23. He returned for the 2016 season and started all 16 games as he caught 97 passes for 1,257 yards and a NFL-leading 14 touchdowns. Nelson also was fifth in the NFL in receptions and sixth in receiving yards. He tied for fourth in the NFL with five 100-yard receiving games and became only the second player in Green Bay history to have two seasons with 95 or more receptions. Nelson had a touchdown reception in 11 games, which tied for the most in a single season in club history, and his three multi-receiving TD games was tied for the most in the NFL in 2016.
Nelson is the second member of the Packers to receive Comeback Player of the Year honors, joining wide receiver Robert Brooks (1997).
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