Comeback Candidates: Palmer and Mathieu

Both Carson Palmer and Tyrann Mathieu have been tabbed as players to watch to be the NFL's comeback player of the year.

Don't call it a comeback ... at least not yet.

Two Arizona Cardinals have been tabbed as players to watch to be the NFL's comeback player of the year - an annual award given out by the league.

QB Carson Palmer and S Tyrann Mathieu are prime candidates as both missed significant time a year ago and both are expected to be impact players for the Cardinals in 2015 - assuming that they can stay healthy.

Palmer, who was on track for one of the best statistical seasons of his career, suffered a torn ACL in Week 10 last year. Prior to that, Palmer had already missed a handful of games due to a shoulder injury.

Meanwhile, Mathieu missed three games a year ago and had to work back into shape as the season progressed. Entering the 2015 campaign with a clean bill of health should do wonders as the ball-hawking safety continues to develop.

Both Palmer and Mathieu will be key cogs for Arizona and if one is to be named comeback player of the year it will certainly bode well for the Cardinals' 2015 success.


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