ESPN recently released their list of ESPY nominees and a couple Detroit Lions are up for awards in 2012.
Matthew Stafford is one of four athletes nominated for “Best Comeback Athlete”. Sidney Crosby, Johan Santana and Maria Sharapova are also up for the award. Stafford figures to have a great shot at winning due to the popularity of the NFL, the fantastic season he had personally and as a team and his general likability.
Calvin Johnson finds himself as one of five players up for “Best NFL Player” along with Drew Brees, Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Rodgers and Terrell Suggs. Beating out a quarterback for an award like this is tough but if there is a player that can do it it’s CJ.
Cast your ESPY votes at ESPN.com.