Comeback Player of the Year: Ja'Quan McMillian
It would be fair to put Russell Wilson here as the Broncos' quarterback looked a lot better at times than he did in 2022, but his benching toward the end of the season changed things.
At one time, Russ was being considered a candidate for the league's comeback player of the year, but the way his tenure in Denver has seemingly come to an end puts a halt to that. Instead, Ja'Quan McMillian is going to take this award and he is well deserved of it.
McMillian went from a player just happy to be part of the 53-man roster to a huge piece of this year's defense. When the Broncos went on their run after starting 1-5, highlighted by an opportunistic defense that was getting turnovers, McMillian might have been the main catalyst in there.
Undrafted last year out of East Carolina, McMillian went from a guy who played in just one game as a rookie to a player who had 51 tackles, two sacks, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
McMillian was one of the team's true bright spots this year.