Peyton and Eli Manning’s latest wanna be Lonely Island rap video for Direct TV (Stop giving us rap videos and give us more football cops, Direct TV) reminds us of what NFL endorsements can be. Peyton is a force in commercials, and proper use of a player for a product can do wonders for a brand. We all hate Discount Double Check…but it worked. You know exactly that I was referring to Rodgers and State Farm. It was effective. 

Sometimes though, those endorsements are somewhat ill advised. Let’s have a look at some of the worst player endorsements. 

Andy

Belichick

ClayMatthews

Cutler

ebow

Gordon

GreggWilliams

Hernandez

Marino

RayRice

Rivers

Sherman

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