NFL Odds: Dominant David Johnson Heavily Backed For Comeback Player Of The Year

David Johnson has been heavily backed to win Comeback Player Of The Year following Thursday Night Football
Samuel Farley
Fri, September 11, 11:52 AM

Football is finally back and Thursday Night Football didn't disappoint with an excellent performance from the Kansas City Chiefs. It was two running backs who stole the show, Clyde Edwards-Helaire for the Chiefs and David Johnson for the Houston Texans, and bettors are backing Johnson to win one of the league's big prizes.

It was Johnson's first game for Houston following his arrival as part of the trade to send DeAndre Hopkins to Arizona. It's been a tough couple of years for Johnson who struggled for the Cardinals and looked a shadow of the dynamic playmaker we saw when he broke out in 2016.

Many had written off Johnson after his injuries and loss of form but Thursday night showed us why the Memphis native was one of the most feared backs in the league. 

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Since the end of Thursday Night Football we've seen a large number of bets on David Johnson to win the Comeback Player Of The Year award. At +3300 he offers a big price and if he continues performing like he did on Thursday then he'll be in the running.

It's clear that OddsChecker users agree with Johnson accounting for a hefty 76.43% of bets since the end of the game, ahead of Cam Newton, another name who has been a popular bet over the past couple of months.

Comeback Player of the Year Odds (Best Odds)

Ben Roethlisberger +350 

Cam Newton +450 

Alex Smith +700 

Matthew Stafford +800 

JJ Watt +1000 

Rob Gronkowski +1100 

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