The Kansas City Chiefs were knocked out of the postseason months ago, but they still managed to be a big part of Super Bowl Sunday. That’s what happens when a team makes their first overall pick during the biggest football game in the world.
Of course, when they selected “Leon Sandcastle” it was to promote the NFL Scouting Combine and NFL Draft on the NFL Network.
The spot opens with former NFL star and current analyst Deion Sanders listening to Rich Eisen and Michael Irvin talking about rookies being “more dominant than ever”. Once Sanders’ makeup artist asks if he played in the league, the light went off as he answered her quite exasperated, “Did I play football?!”
With a fake mustache and afro, Sanders was off to the Scouting Combine as “Leon Sandcastle” and took the NFL world by storm. His journey ends on the stage at April’s draft shaking hands with Roger Goodell as the first overall pick of the Kansas City Chiefs.
It’s not how a team wants to make it to the Super Bowl, but I guess after you win two games you have to laugh and hope new GM John Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid can draft someone nearly as explosive as Sandcastle.