Chargers QB Philip Rivers has been honored by the Pro Football Writers of America, as he’s been named as the Comeback Player of the Year for 2013.
Rivers led the Chargers to a wild card birth in 2013, a win over the Bengals on the road, and then a 7-point loss to Denver in the divisional playoffs.
The Chargers QB joins Adrian Peterson, Matthew Stafford, Michael Vick and Tom Brady to round out the last five winners of the award.
“Rivers, with the help of head coach Mike McCoy, offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt, who won the PFWA’s 2013 Assistant Coach of the Year award, and position coach ch, improved his completion percentage to a career-high and NFL-leading 69.5 percent (378 of 544) for 4,478 yards, 32 touchdowns and only 11 interceptions.
“The 32 TDs was his second-highest total in a season, and the 4,478 passing yards was the third-highest of his career. He set a club record with 378 completions and tied the club record for passer rating with 105.5.”
Congrats to Rivers!