Two members of the Philadelphia Eagles have been nominated for the 2014 ESPY awards (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly), according to the list of nominations released on Tuesday.
Eagles running back LeSean McCoy has been nominated in the "Best NFL Player" category. Also nominated was Kansas City Chiefs running Jamaal Charles, Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell WIlson. McCoy's nomination is well-deserved considering he led the NFL in rushing yards and total yards from scrimmage last season. Manning or Russell are probably the favorites to win in this category, however. Quarterback bias! Not to mention both appeared in Super Bowl 48.
Eagles quarterback Nick Foles received a nomination in the "Best Breakthrough Athlete" category. Foles is up against Portland Trailblazers point guard Damian Lillard, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, and New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka. Like McCoy, Foles' nomination is well-deserved. Foles unexpectedly finished his second season with an eye-popping 27 touchdown to 2 interception ratio. Seven of those scores came in a single game against the Oakland Raiders, which tied an NFL record. Despite Foles' accomplishments, I would be surprised if he won this category. It's really all about popularity and he's not exactly the most... gravitating player.
Click here to vote for Foles and McCoy. Voting closes on the night of the ESPY Awards: July 16th at 8 PM EST. The award show will be hosted on ESPN and hosted by rapper Drake. Do you think Foles or McCoy stands a chance in their respective categories?