After returning to play in the NFL nearly two years after a devastating leg injury, Alex Smith was the easy choice to win Comeback Player Of The Year during Saturday’s NFL Honors.
Alex Smith is the Comeback Player of the Year.
▫️ Told he might die due to complications with his leg injury
▫️ His leg might be amputated
▫️ He'd never walk again
▫️ 17 surgeries
▫️ 693 days later he made his return
▫️ Helped lead Washington to an NFC East title
— ESPN (@espn) February 7, 2021
— NFL (@NFL) February 7, 2021
Smith was somehow not unanimously voted for the award due to the fact that one voter decided to vote for Ben Roethlisberger.
Ridiculous: Alex Smith was not a unanimous choice for Comeback Player of the Year. He got 49 out of the 50 votes, with one voter giving it to Ben Roethlisberger. Unreal.
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) February 7, 2021
— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) February 7, 2021
People were furious at the fact that someone decided to vote for another player other than Smith for Comeback Player of the Year.
Only way you can explain it. Alex Smith should have the Comeback PoY award named after him and more than deserved the unanimous vote. https://t.co/FD6uMfupwZ
— Kevin Negandhi (@KNegandhiESPN) February 7, 2021
Voting for someone else besides Alex Smith for NFL comeback player of the year. That actually happened. Smith received 49 of 50 votes.
— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) February 7, 2021
Embarrassing that it wasn’t unanimous. https://t.co/8iyU0ZD82b
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) February 7, 2021
Alex Smith was oddly (stupidly?) not a unanimous selection for Comeback Player of the Year. He received 49 out of the 50 votes.
— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) February 7, 2021
Alex Smith: 49
Ben Roethlisberger: 1
Still trying to comprehend the fact that Alex Smith winning CBOY wasn’t unanimous…
— All Sports Culture (@ASCSportsMedia) February 7, 2021