Peyton Manning QB DEN 10 Months
Peyton Manning was voted as the Associated Press' 2012 NFL Comeback Player of the Year.
Manning lost to Adrian Peterson for MVP and Offensive Player of the Year, but his return from four neck surgeries won't go without recognition. He finished with an NFL-best 68.6 completion-percentage to go along with 37 touchdown passes, 11 interceptions and a 105.8 quarterback rating in 2012. Manning had 32 votes to Peterson's 17. Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles also received a vote.