The Comeback of the year really came down to two players; Tyler Eifert and Marvin Jones. Last season, the Bengals really missed these two. With these two out, the Bengals offense had to find ways to move the offense. With these two back, the Bengals offense cruised to a 8-0 start and made Andy Dalton look like a MVP.
Eifert and Jones together, combined for 1,431 yards and 17 touchdowns and other then AJ Green were the other top two targets on the team. Like Eifert, Jones was out for the entire season last year due to injuries. However, he came back and tore it up. Jones was nearly at 1,000 yards on the season, but fell just short on the comeback list.
The reason why is because Tyler Eifert is a touchdown machine. Eifert scored 13 touchdowns and was on pace for an 18 touchdown season. If it was not for a concussion that made him miss multiple games, Eifert could have certainly set a new touchdown record in Cincinnati. At the beginning of the season, I did not know what type of season he was in store for. This was mainly due to Eifert being out an entire year, as well as the absence of Jermaine Gresham who was his counterpart in his rookie year. However, Eifert proved to be that tight end we drafted in the first round and much more.
Comeback Player of the Year : Tyler Eifert
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