Adrian Peterson above Eric Berry for Comeback Player


Sometimes, you just have to laugh. This is not one of those cases. Over at on Wednesday, Chris Wesseling wrote a piece about the top 10 candidates for the National Football League’s Comeback Player of the Year award.

Wesseling power ranks the men 1-10, with Carson Palmer of the Arizona Cardinals coming in the top spot. Then, somehow, Adrian Peterson is listed in the second slot ahead of Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry. If that is not the biggest disgrace you have head today, it’s been a rough one for you. Berry should be winning this award hands down, and yet he gets ranked behind this guy who beat his 4-year-old kid with a switch?

Berry missed the final five games of the 2014 regular season because he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Somehow, the 236-year-old fought back through his chemo treatments and actually gained a pound throughout the process. Now, Berry is playing perhaps the best football of his career.

Next: Verderame's full column on Peterson vs. Berry

Peterson? He was suspended for the final 15 games of last season to deal with his ongoing legal troubles. That scumbag is coming back from beating his kid with a tree branch until the youngster had blood coming from his genitals. How anybody could rank Peterson on this list at all, let alone above Berry is indefensible.