The NFL Network knows how to make a Super Bowl commercial. Last year they had the Kansas City Chiefs select Leon Sandcastle, played by Deion Sanders, and this year they have the Houston Texans selecting Jerry Ricecake.
These commercials are a very comical way in promoting the NFL Combine and NFL Draft. The combine is February 22-25 on the NFL Network.
Jerry Ricecake is played by Jerry Rice, as he was pictured with a old-school fade haircut … just think of Nerlens Noel, formally of the Kentucky Wildcats basketball team.
There is even a draft bio page where it says of Ricecake:
“Bear traps for hands. Speed that would make a cheetah say, ‘Hey, Mr. Ricecake, can you track down that antelope for me?’ And quite possibly the most adaptive, intelligent mind in the game. On any level. But Ricecake’s greatest gift is his desire to be the greatest pass catcher ever.”
Scouts are comparing him to Jerry Rice.
His bottom line says:
“The man can do it all on gameday. It’s not a question of ‘if’ he can succeed. No, the question is, ‘How long will it take Jerry Ricecake take to dethrone Jerry Rice as the greatest wide receiver of all-time.’”
Of course these ads are to promote the NFL Draft, and all in good fun. At least it made me laugh during a boring Super Bowl.