If there’s one thing Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is known for, it’s his charisma. Despite being one of the softer spoken players in the NFL, Rodgers has one of the loudest games and that shines through in his personality. Next to being the best signal caller in all of professional football, Rodgers has a nice side job as the spokesperson for State Farm Insurance with the iconic ‘Discount Double Check’ commercials.
Rodgers latest commercial pairs him with a couple of Saturday Night Live legends, stepping up the quality and comedy of the TV spot even more. Actors George Wendt and Robert Smigel reprise their characters created for the Bill Swerski’s Superfan sketch made popular in the early 90s.
Both Wendt and Smigel have gone on to have success in films but both have been far more successful on television. Wendt is best known for his time spent on the show Cheers while Smigel is a popular comedy writer best known for creating Triumph The Insult Dog.
However their characters have resonated with Bears fans and football fans throughout the year and the joke has become a point of pride for Bears fans in Chicago. The inclusion of the characters alongside Rodgers is perfect for the start of football and helps freshen up commercials that were already funny and popular to begin with.