Update: Manning was actually nominated three times, and won two of them: Best NFL Player and Best Record Breaking Performance. He lost to Kevin Durant for Best Male Athlete.
Manning has been nominated for both Best Male Athlete (arguably the ESPYS' most prestigious award) as well as Best NFL Player for the 2014 ESPYS.
The ESPYS are a fan-driven award, and Broncos Country can vote for Manning through July 16th.
BEST MALE ATHLETE
Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers
Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
Floyd Mayweather, Boxing
Manning's ESPY history
Manning has previously won five ESPYs awards (according to ever-reliable Wikipedia). Those were Best College Player (1998), Best NFL Player (2004, 2005), Best Record-Setting Performance (2005), and Best Championship Performance (2007).
Manning's 2013 resume
Manning broke virtually every record in the book in 2013. He threw for 5,477 yards and 55 touchdowns - both NFL records - as well a slew of other league and franchise records en route to the AFC's #1 seed and the Broncos' seventh Super Bowl berth.
For those efforts Manning was named to the Pro Bowl and made first-team All Pro; he also already won League MVP, AFC Offensive Player of the Year, AFC Offensive Player of the Month (twice), and the coveted Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year.
But none of those awards matter compared to the Award That Got Away in 2013 - Super Bowl MVP.
There's always next year.