Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo’s 2012 season came to an end when he suffered a torn pectoral muscle in Week Two. But Orakpo says he’ll be back and better than ever in 2013.

“Defensive Player of the Year is a goal of mine,” Orakpo told USA Today. “I worked extremely hard this offseason and Defensive Player of the Year is very obtainable.”

Orakpo also said he thinks he and teammate Robert Griffin III could split the Comeback Player of the Year award.