We've reached the end of the NFL season, but before we can crown a champion at the Super Bowl we need to hand out some hardware.
The NFL Honors is when we wil learn who will take home top awards like MVP, Rookie of the Year, and more. Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans will want to tune in to see if Baker Mayfield can come away with the award for Comeback Player of the Year.
Baker is one of two Bucs players up for an award tonight. The other is Antoine Winfield Jr., who is being honored for his work off the field rather than what he's done on it. Winfield is nominated for this year's Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year, but it shouldn't be the only award he's up for.
Winfield was snubbed from the Pro Bowl team but also got shut out of Defensive Player of the Year. Despite having a career year and being far and away one of the best players on his side of the ball, Winfield didn't end up as a finalist, although the list of nominees is far more stout than the list of guys who got into the Pro Bowl over him.
What channel is the NFL Honors on tonight?
Baker is the big name to watch, as he can polish off his revenge tour with a huge win on Thursday night. When he signed with the Bucs back in March, the move was largely trolled by every social media comedian who had the same lame joke about Baker being the one who follows Tom Brady's act in Tampa Bay.
What ended up happening was a career year for Baker. He set career-highs in almost every major passing category, led the Bucs to their third straight division title, and ended up playing his final game of the season in the NFC Divisional Round.
Nobody outside of the Bucs front office saw something like that happening, but it's one of the reasons why he's up for Comeback Player of the Year at the NFL Honors.
Here's everything you need to know to catch all of the awards action:
- Date: Thursday, February 8th
- Start Time: 9 pm ET
- TV Channel: CBS | NFL Network | Paramount+
- Live Stream: Fubo
Baker's odds are long, as Demar Hamlin and Joe Flacco are viewed as favorites to win the award over him. Hamlin is the likely winner, and it's pretty tough to throw statistics up against what he came back from to play this year.
Still, the fact that Baker is up for the award is notable itself. Even if he doesn't win it's still an exclamation point on the season he had, and is a chance to give one final celebration to the incredible season the Bucs managed to put together this year.