DENVER, CO - JANUARY 12: Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers looks to pass during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 12, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
After a brutal 2012 season that saw him snap a string of four straight 4,000-yard seasons while setting career highs in turnovers and sacks, critics wondered aloud (a-really-loud, actually) whether or not Philip Rivers could still be a top-tier NFL quarterback.
Saturday, a lot of those critics offered a group, "We're sorry for doubting you, Philip. Here's a trophy." Rivers was named the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year by the Associated Press.
Philip led the league in completion percentage and finished in the top-5 in yards, touchdowns, first downs, QB rating, and bolo ties.
It's a tremendous honor for the Chargers signal-caller. But, let's hope he's never in a position to win it again.