Is Damar Hamlin A Lock For 2023 Comeback Player of the Year?

  • Damar Hamlin is currently the outright favorite to win the 2023-23 CPOY award, even though his ruturn to the NFL this season is not official.
  • Buffalo Bills GM Brandon Beane has recently commented on the situation and expressed his optimism for Hamlin returning for the upcoming season.

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Damar Hamlin is the early outright favorite to win the Comeback Players of the Year award for the 2023-24 NFL season. Even though the season is still months away, the Buffalo Bills’ safety would almost be a confirmed lock for the award if he ends up returning to the league.

2023-24 CPOY Odds

  • Damar Hamlin -105
  • Trey Lance +900
  • Cooper Kupp +900
  • Lamar Jackson +1000
  • Russell Wilson +1200
  • Calvin Ridley +1200
  • Kyler Murray +1200
  • Javonte Williams +2000
  • Breece Hall +2000
  • John Metchie +2000

By suffering one of the most severe injuries live during an NFL game, it seemed unlikely at the time that Hamlin would find his way back into a Bills jersey in the near future. After the news broke that he was in stable condition and then he was eventually released from the hospital nine days after the attack, speculation about his career started to circulate.

With BetOnline having Hamlin as the outright favorite for the award, the main risk surrounding the wager at Super Bowl sportsbooks is the chance that he does not return to the NFL this year.

However, new information from Bill’s reporter Alaina Getzenberg and the New York Times have expressed that Hamlin’s return is likely. This speculation is based on comments from the Bill’s General Manager about the situation.

Would Hamlin’s Return Affect SB LVIII Betting?

The Bills Super Bowl odds are the second shortest at +750. Hamlin returning to the team for the season could push sportsbooks to give them the edge over the reigning SB Champions in Kansas City who have +550 odds to repeat.

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