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[ICYMI] NFL 100 Commercial: How NFL stars converged for an epic centennial season promo

  • 44 NFL stars from both the past and the present came together to welcome us to NFL's 100th season. Catch all the action here!
Modified 01 Apr 2020, 17:29 IST
NFL 100 Commercial draws to a close with Saquon Barkley running away with the ball
NFL 100 Commercial draws to a close with Saquon Barkley running away with the ball

The 2019 season of the NFL will be its 100th one, and by now, we all know that the league has huge plans for its centennial season. We all were given a taste of what's awaiting us come 5 September 2019 when more than 40 NFL stars, both of the past and present came together to promote the same in an epic Super Bowl commercial which many believe is the greatest commercial ever made.

It all began with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell inviting everyone to the 100th season of the NFL at a gala. Seated at one of the tables was Marshawn Lynch, who couldn't resist himself from reaching out for a gigantic cake. Beast Mode lost his balance and dislodged a golden football that was placed on top of the cake and that was it.

A skirmish was ignited as football players both retired and present toiled hard to keep hold of possession. From Joe Montana, a former 49er refusing to pass to Michael Irwin, a former Cowboy, to Tom Brady showing off his then 5 NFL rings and to finally the Odell Beckham Jr. one-handed catch throwback, the commercial highlighted some great rivalries and best moments of the league so far.

It all ended up with Saquon Barkley running away with the ball with a chasing pack behind him, highlighting the impressive rookie season the New York Giants' running back had while also pointing towards a bright future for the NFL. You can catch the commercial here:

NFL 100 Commercial Cast

The NFL 100 commercial was directed by Peter Berg. While we have already mentioned some of the stars that made the cut, a total of 44 NFL players appeared in the video. Some of the old-timers included the likes of Michael Strahan, Peyton Manning, Jerry Rice, Deion Sanders, Barry Sanders, and Joe Greene.

The current crop of players was represented by the likes of Russell Wilson, Aaron Donald, Todd Gurley, Patrick Mahomes, Drew Brees, and Tom Brady among others.

Check out the video below that lists exactly who made an appearance and where within the commercial they did so:


NFL 100 Commercial Behind the Scenes

With so many stars involved, especially from the past, it is but natural for fans to be interested in how the whole thing was put into motion and how the end result was arrived at.

NFL has now indeed released a 'Making of' video explaining how this beautiful walk-down-the-memory-lane of a commercial started production work in November last year and presented it to the audience during Super Bowl LIII. The same can be seen below:

What are your thoughts about the NFL 100 Commercial? Do you feel it is one of the best commercials ever made? Let us know in the comments below!

Published 04 Mar 2019, 19:50 IST
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