Former Stanford Cardinal running back Christian McCaffrey was named a finalist for the NFL Comeback Player of the Year award Wednesday, joining New York Giants RB Saquon Barkely and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith.

McCaffrey has been one of the better running backs in the league since being drafted out of Stanford, but his injury problems have caused him to miss a considerable amount of his 6 years in the league.

The star RB suffered 2 separate injuries last season, to his hamstring and finally his ankle in Week 12. The latter ended his season while the hamstring injury caused him to miss 2 games as well.

But he’s avoided the injury bug this season. McCaffrey has rushed for 1,094 yards and 8 touchdowns in 2022-23, thriving upon being traded to San Francisco from Carolina.

Barkley and Smith are stiff competition for the award, which will be awarded on Feb. 9. Should McCaffrey win?