"Fourth Quarter, Hail Mary, Prescott Touchdown"
If Prescott can even slightly replicate his gameplay before the ankle injury from the 2020 season, he's a sure pick for the NFL Comeback Player of the Year.
Dak Prescott is back
The NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award is often a big topic leading up to most NFL seasons. Many spectators await players who step back on the field for the season who had a season-ending injury the season prior, left the NFL for a short stint of time, or just had a plain bad season.
This coming season, there are several athletes who are in the running for the NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award. But one athlete who's already set themselves apart from the pack for this award is Dallas Cowboys Quarterback, Dak Prescott.
If you missed it, Prescott had a horrific ankle injury in his final game of the 2020 season against the New York Giants in Dallas. Prescott's ankle snapped on a play in the 3rd quarter when he was taken down by Giants Cornerback Logan Ryan. This injury is equivocal to that of Anderson Silva's leg break, they looked almost exactly the same.
Leading up to this game, Prescott was the leading Fantasy Football Quarterback. In the three games leading up to the Giants game, Prescott threw for 450+ yards each game. And through week 4 he'd thrown for 9 touchdowns and only 1 interception.
Prescott has been rehabilitating his ankle since and has proven he can run just fine. The problem still stands as history isn't exactly on Dak's side. Athletes like Marcus Mariota, Derek Carr, and Alex Smith were never the same after their leg breaks. Smith is now retired and Mariota now backs up Derek Carr in Vegas - which Carr is only consistent rather than a star QB.
Other candidates are still on the table. Christian McCaffrey was the no.1 overall pick in over 90% of Fantasy drafts. Saquon Barkley was no.2 over 70% of the time. Julio Jones, even though he didn't have a season-ending career, is coming off a lackluster season and is under new management with the Titans and is a viable candidate - still considered by many the best receiver in the league.