Flacco follows up viral Pepsi ad with 1st Mariner commercial
Sep 10, 2015 | 5:31 PM
A sneak peek at 1st Mariner Bank's new commercial featuring Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco.
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has followed up a recent viral Pepsi commercial with an ad for 1st Mariner Bank that similarly places the quarterback and his NFL ways in a decidedly non-NFL setting.
The authoritative voiceover and dramatic score of the "Teamwork Huddle" spot would feel appropriate for an NFL Films production. But they're juxtaposed with the humdrum context of the neighborhood bank, where Flacco barks out instructions about a loan, a debit card and a checking account.
The ad is slated to air just before the Ravens' season opener Sunday evening against the Denver Broncos.
Flacco banked on his not-particularly-colorful persona for a recent Pepsi commercial that depicted the Super Bowl MVP as an inept party host whose football-minded awkwardness could only be countered with professional help. "Joe Flacco Football Party Fail" has tallied nearly 6 million views on YouTube.