The New England Patriots failed to defend their Super Bowl title this February but quarterback Tom Brady is still in a position to add to his already legendary trophy case. After being named the NFL’s (regular season) MVP, he is now also nominated for three of this year’s Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Awards or short: ESPYS.
The future Hall of Famer can be voted for in the following categories:
Best male athlete: Brady represents the NFL and is up against Jose Altuve (MLB), James Harden (NBA), and Alexander Ovechkin (NHL).
Best NFL player: Brady is up against Todd Gurley (Los Angeles Rams), Antonio Brown (Pittsburgh Steelers), and Aaron Donald (Los Angeles Rams).
Best record-breaking performance: Brady (187 regular season wins) is up against Roger Federer (tennis; 8th Wimbledon title), Aaron Judge (baseball; 52 home runs as a rookie), and Diana Taurasi (basketball; 1,000 three-pointers).
Considering that the ESPYS are basically a popularity contest, it would not be a surprise to see Brady – one of the most famous athletes in the world – come away with at least one trophy even after the Patriots failed to win the Super Bowl. If you want to cast your vote for the Patriots’ quarterback, please click here.
The 2018 ESPYS will take place on July 18 and will be broadcast live on ABC and Watch ESPN.