Leon Sandcastle may have finally met his match.
The NFL Network has released a new Super Bowl commercial introducing the world to "Jerry Ricecake”—a flat-topped wide receiver with an incomparable pair of hands.
The new advertisement was spotted by @GifDSports, and it begins with Leon Sandcastle joining Rich Eisen and Co. to cover the 2014 NFL draft. Sandcastle, a predictable sensation in his first year in the NFL, runs back some tape of his prolific rookie season.
This is all good and well, but there’s a new guy in town. Ricecake and his flat top are the next big thing, according to NFL Network. This displeases Sandcastle, who presumably hates to share the stage with anyone besides his own staggering ego.
If you don’t remember young Sandcastle, harken back to Super Bowl XLVII. It was this very same day a year ago that the NFL Network aired a Super Bowl commercial showing Sandcastle's combine drills and subsequent first-round selection by the Kansas City Chiefs.
Again, this is old news.
Sandcastle is out, Ricecake is in. The man is shown being picked first in the 2014 NFL draft by the Houston Texans—a team in desperate need of playmakers who can hold onto the football. Perhaps they should’ve went with a quarterback, but as some experts insist, you pick the best talent on the board.
Clearly, Ricecake is that talent. The man has the hands of Sammy Watkins, the speed of a lynx and a hairstyle even Kid from Kid ‘n Play would envy.
Be on the lookout for more Ricecake. The kid is about to make a splash in the league.
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