Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was nominated for Best NFL Player award last night at the 2014 ESPYS on ESPN and came home with the trophy. It shouldn’t have come to a surprise to anyone after watching the future hall-of-famer put together a record breaking season that just came up short in the end. Manning would also collect the award for Best Record-Breaking Performance.
Manning, 38, had one of the best seasons that a quarterback has ever had during the 2013 campaign. The 17-year-veteran out of the University of Tennessee had an offense full of weapons and he took advantage of it, giving teams fits.
With weapons such a Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker, Eric Decker, Julius Thomas, and Knowshon Moreno, Manning passed for an NFL best 5,477 yards and 55 touchdowns — not to mention a completion percentage of 68.3%. With that being said, Manning had four receivers with 10+ touchdowns and a running back with 10 rushing touchdowns and 3 receiving.
Peyton also finished the season 3rd in the league in completion percentage (68.3%) and 2nd in quarterback rating (115.1). Manning was also nominated for Best Male Athlete along with Miguel Cabrera (Detroit Tigers), Floyd Mayweather, and Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder), but Durant came home with the award.
As far as the 2014-15′ season goes, Broncos fans are hoping for a repeat but it won’t come easy. We Broncos fans are saying “hurry hurry!” for the NFL regular season to start.