NFL.com: Mathieu a candidate for Comeback Player of the Year

Jun 30, 2016, 7:48 PM | Updated: 7:49 pm
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Arizona Cardinals’ Tyrann Mathieu could be in for a big comeback season, according to Around the NFL writer Chris Wesseling.

Wesseling put together a list of 10 candidates from around the league that he feels could make a case for the Associated Press Comeback Player of the Year award.

8) Tyrann Mathieu, DB, Arizona Cardinals: The league’s most versatile defensive star was making a serious run at the Defensive Player of the Year award when he tore his ACL in Week 15 while reeling in his fifth interception. Unlike his problematic 2013 knee reconstruction, which included a torn LCL, this tear was clean. Because the injury occurred in mid-December, though, Mathieu will be racing against the clock to recapture his disruptive 2015 form by the season opener.

Even with missing time, Mathieu led the team with five interceptions (one touchdown) and 16 passes defensed last season. He also totaled 89 tackles and made 11 tackles for loss with a forced fumble.

Since being drafted in the third round in 2013, he has tallied 195 tackles and eight interceptions for the Cardinals.

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