Tom Brady in a Tampa Bay Buccaneers uniform and hat


The NFL Stars That Join Tom Brady In Pepsi's ‘Unretire’ Commercial
Tom Brady appears alongside Julian Edelman in Frito-Lay and Pepsi’s new “Unretirement” ad spot. However, the real stars of the ad are the four other NFL veterans who show up.
The vets are Dan Marino, Emmitt Smith, Randy Moss, and Jerry Rice. As the Hall of Famers watch the Dolphins play the Patriots, Smith mentions how much he misses playing.
Marino suggests they get back in the game, all while they sip Pepsi. What follows is a dream sequence to the tune of Eminem’s “Without Me.”
The four players return to the NFL, but unretirement is tough for them. Smith takes a nap on the bench and Rice asks a snack vendor for a senior discount.
Marino needs his reading glasses to see his play-call wristband. Plus, he can’t keep up with opposing quarterback Josh Allen, and the guys just opt to watch the game on the couch.
The ad made Rice want to unretire. “To put that [uniform] back on, I feel like I had 20 or 30 plays in me and that I could get back out on that football field,” he told PopCulture.
Smith shared Rice’s sentiment. Rice added, “When he put that #22 on, man, he said, ‘Hey, let’s go, you know what I'm saying?’”
It’s a feeling Brady can relate to as well. When he retired in 2022, it took him 40 days to renege on his decision, but he finally retired for good at the end of his 23rd season.