Former Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco won the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year award, but he feels that Bills safety Damar Hamlin, who suffered a cardiac arrest episode on the field and made a remarkable comeback, deserved the honor instead. Despite receiving more first-place votes, Hamlin was beaten by Flacco based on points total. Flacco, who joined the Browns in Week 12, expressed gratitude to his teammates, the organization, and the city of Cleveland after winning the award and has indicated a desire to return to the NFL in 2024, potentially with the Browns.

By the Numbers
  • Damar Hamlin had more first-place votes for the Comeback Player of the Year award.
  • Joe Flacco registered four consecutive 300-plus yard outings in five starts for the Browns.
State of Play
  • Joe Flacco expressed a desire to return to the NFL in 2024, potentially with the Browns.
  • Cleveland VP Andrew Berry avoided making promises about Flacco's potential return at the end of the season.
Bottom Line

Joe Flacco won the Comeback Player of the Year award, but he believes Damar Hamlin deserved the honor. He expressed gratitude to the city of Cleveland after winning and hopes to return to the NFL, potentially with the Browns.