Last week, DIRECTV rolled out a new commercial featuring former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning as “The Commish” of a fantasy football league.
This week, they rolled out footage from the draft and it’s pretty funny. The best part is this exchange between Manning and Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton:
Hilton: “I’m so happy to finally be on the same team as you, Peyton.”
Manning: “Yeah, you’re just trade bait.”
Hilton: “Say what?!?”
That’s not even the most savage line Manning has in DIRECTV’s latest ads, either. The satellite service provider has uploaded several shorts to its YouTube page about Manning being a fantasy commissioner, including this one that features a jab at brother Cooper Manning.
“I chose you all for a reason,” Manning says. “I consider you the best of the best in fantasy football. Except for Cooper — Mom made me include him.”
One of the other shorts features fellow former quarterback Brett Favre.
Manning has been retired from the NFL for more than a year now but it’s probably safe to assume he’s going to keep showing up on television screens for a long time.