Which NFL stars are in Pepsi’s ‘unretirement’ commercial?
FOOTBALL season is back and so are the fresh and captivating ads rolled out each year.
PepsiCo’s 2023 commercial is one of the few that has fans glued to the television.
What is PepsiCo’s ‘unretirement’ commercial?
PepsiCo partnered with Frito-Lay’s to create an ‘unretirement’ commercial that has fans laughing in their seats in between plays.
The 30-second ad features the league’s greatest Hall of Famers sipping Pepsi and enjoying various Frito-Lay’s chips while enjoying a game of football.
During their Sunday get-together, the former athletes begin imagining what it might be like to get back in the game.
The commercial runs through scenarios of their ‘unretirement,’ but reveals that it’s not exactly what they dreamed of.
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One of the legendary players ends up taking a nap on the bench, while another reaches for his reading glasses to see his play-call wristband.
In the end, the core four decide they are better off enjoying the game from the comfort of their homes.
Who stars in the ‘unretirement’ commercial?
The ‘unretirement’ commercial features a few of the greatest NFL players of all time:
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While lounging poolside, Brady asks Edelman: “Unretirement? Who’d be dumb enough to do that?”
Speaking of the commercial to People, Brady explained: “I think so much of life is not taking ourself too seriously.
“So having fun in an ad or having fun in anything, taking ourselves I think definitely less serious is probably a good thing for all of us.”
When did Tom Brady retire from the NFL?
Tom Brady officially retired from the NFL in February 2023 following a 23-year athletic career on the field.
The 46-year-old took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to make the video announcement, saying: “I know the process was a pretty big deal last time, so when I woke up this morning, I figured I’d just press record and let you guys know first.
“I won’t be long-winded. You only get one super emotional retirement essay, and I used mine up last year, so really thank you guys so much to every single one of you for supporting me,” he said referencing his first, and short-lived, ‘retirement’ in February 2022.
He continued: “My family, my friends, my teammates, my competitors — I could go on forever, there’s too many.
“Thank you guys for allowing me to live my absolute dream. I wouldn’t change a thing. Love you all.”