From Beautymist pantyhose to "Cut That Meat!", Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks have been endorsement fodder since Eli and Peyton were mere gleams in Archie Manning's eye. Now that Drew Brees(notes) has been added to that particular Pantheon, it's time for New Orleans' new favorite son to cash in. And he's done so, in a family way.
Yes, it's "Performance Grade" Pampers Cruisers that has Mr. Brees thinking about his accuracy. And who can deny it? Watch him nail those size-5 diapers from 30 yards away with a football! It's easy to spot a guy with a completion rate over 70 percent under any circumstances, even these. Of course, when the referee applies the football from the same trajectory as Brees' throw to the wet diapers, cries of "Conspiracy!" will no doubt ring out. NFL VP of Officiating Mike Pereira may have to intervene.
Seriously, after watching the touching sight of Brees celebrating his Super Bowl victory with his son, Baylen, this may be the ultimate "feel-good" quarterback commercial.
- Archie Manning