henever Philip Rivers is asked about an award he either won or might win, he makes a slight revision.

He says his teammates and coaches made the success possible.

You can be sure that Rivers would say the same about being the NFL’s 2013 Comeback Player of the Year, as announced this week by the Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA).

And the PFWA made the point for him by recognizing three contributors to Rivers’ bounce-back season. They are offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt, named the assistant coach of the year; receiver Keenan Allen, selected the NFL’s top offensive rookie; and tackle D.J. Fluker, picked for the all-rookie first team.