Colts’ Jonathan Taylor a nominee for two ESPY awards
By Brad Marr
Entering his third NFL season, Indianapolis Colts RB Jonathan Taylor could be adding to his trophy case of already impressive accolades.
In only two seasons with the Indianapolis Colts, Jonathan Taylor has accounted for 2,980 rushing yards, 29 touchdowns on the ground, 659 receiving yards, and three touchdowns through the air. His 2021 season was one of the most elite performances in NFL history from a running back.
Jonathan Taylor‘s claim to reign has already been rewarded in the NFL in a number of ways including a unanimous vote for AP First-Team All-Pro, PFWA First-Team All-Pro, PFF First-Team All-Pro, The Sporting News First-Team All-Pro, a Pro Bowl nod, Sporting News Offensive Player of the Year, Bert Bell Award, FedEx Ground Player of the Year, back-to-back awards for AFC Player of the Month and a Week 11 AFC Player of the Week.
But the opportunity for acknowledgment doesn’t end there.
ESPN announced the nominees for the ESPY awards later this month. Amongst the nominees are Colts RB Jonathan Taylor, who looks to compete for two of the prestigious honors. The 2021 NFL leading rusher is nominated for NFL’s Best Player, and Best Breakout Athlete.
Jonathan Taylor nominated among world’s best athletes
While the NFL’s Best Player award is limited to competition against other NFL players, the Best Breakout Athlete is open to other sports leagues.
Aaron Rodgers, TJ Watt, and Cooper Kupp are also candidates for the NFL’s best player award. Best Breakout Athlete nominees are NBA’s Ja Morant, NWSL’s Trinity Rodman, and US Olympic Skier Eileen Gu.
It’s astonishing the accolades Jonathan Taylor has accrued thus far in his short NFL career. Certainly, he’ll be looking to add more to his long list of awards with the ultimate being a Colts Super Bowl victory.
You can watch Jonathan Taylor at the ESPY awards on July 20th at 8 pm ET on ABC.