Sep 12, 2010; Chicago, IL, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) throws a pass during the second quarter against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-US PRESSWIRE

Stafford takes home some hardware at the ESPYS

It’s not quite the Super Bowl MVP trophy, but it’ll do, for now.

Matthew Stafford won the comeback player of the year award, as voted by fans, at ESPN’s ESPYS on Wednesday. It makes sense for Stafford, an injury-riddled player in 2009 and 2010, to win the comeback player of the year award after watching him dismantle NFL secondary’s all season in 2011 by posting a grand total of 41 passing touchdowns and just over 5,000 yards through the air.

We’ll take the award, but it still doesn’t erase the expletives my TV set heard after watching Julius Peppers nearly end Stafford’s career to start the 2010 NFL Season.

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