In what couldn’t have been a very difficult decision, former Tennessee defensive back Eric Berry was named the NFL’s comeback player of the year.
Berry, who is now with the Kansas City Chiefs, underwent treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma before returning to the NFL this season. Berry registered 61 tackles, 10 passes defended and two interceptions this season and was widely regarded as one of the top safeties in the NFL.
KC S Eric Berry, diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in late 2014 and posted All-NFL season in 2015, is PFWA's NFL Comeback Player of the Year
— Pro Football Writers (@PFWAwriters) January 22, 2016
The Chiefs made it to the AFC Divisional round before being knocked out of the playoffs by the New England Patriots, 27-20. Berry is a free agent this offseason. However, the Chiefs could choose to place a franchise tag on Berry if the two parties don’t agree to a new contract.