Taylor led the NFL with 1,811 rushing yards and was a unanimous first-team AP All-Pro in 2021. JJ Stankevitz
Colts running back Jonathan Taylor could add a couple more awards to his crowded trophy room next month.
ESPN announced on Tuesday Taylor was nominated for two 2022 ESPY Awards: Best NFL Player and Best Breakthrough Athlete.
Taylor is up against Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp, Pittsburgh Steelers edge rusher T.J. Watt and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers for Best NFL Player. His competition for Best Breakthrough Athlete is Washington Spirit (NWSL) forward Trinity Rodman, Memphis Grizzlies (NBA) guard Ja Morant and Olympic freestyle skier Eileen Gu.
Taylor in 2021 led the NFL in rushing yards (1,811), rushing touchdowns (18), total touchdowns (20), rushing yards per game (106.5), yards from scrimmage (2,171) and longest rush (83). He brought home a remarkable list of accolades:
Unanimous first-team AP All-ProPro Football Writers Association first-team All-ProPro Football Focus first-team All-ProThe Sporting News first-team All-ProPro BowlSporting News Offensive Player of the YearBert Bell AwardOctober AFC Offensive Player of the MonthNovember AFC Offensive Player of the MonthWeek 11 AFC Offensive Player of the Week
Tune in to the ESPY Awards on July 20 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC to see if Taylor's list of awards grows.