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Rodgers: Peyton Manning ‘Set The Standard For Commercials’

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File photo of Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. (credit: Getty Images)

File photo of Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. (credit: Getty Images)

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GREEN BAY, Wisc. (CBS Denver) - Last season’s NFL MVP is giving props to a former three-time MVP, but it’s not Peyton Manning’s stellar play that got Aaron Rodgers’s attention recently.

Rodgers, the all-pro quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, lauded the Broncos quarterback as the standard for all pro athletes in terms of commercials and marketing, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Speaking on his radio show Wednesday, Rodgers responded to a fan who had asked if Rodgers, a notable pitchman himself, would ever do some of the things that Manning has done with his brother, Eli.

“I think Peyton Manning set the standard for commercials,” Rodgers said on his weekly radio show, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “I think he consistently is – he’s got another one out where he’s in the car (for Buick). He’s very, very good at what he does. I think we are all just trying to stay in the same ball park as him.”

Rodgers, whose State Farm commercials featuring the “Discount Double-Check” tagline have gained a significant following, acknowledged that his personality and comfort level have played a role when he’s decided to do commercials.

“I think I have a dry sense of humor, and I understand that in order to be funny you have to be able to laugh at yourself,” Rodgers said on his show. “That’s why I have always appreciated the State Farm ads. I really don’t want to do anything outside my comfort zone. Some of those things could be outside my comfort zone. And maybe not, depending on the creative or the people you are working with.”

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