Twitter users were in stitches after a Subway commercial featuring former New York Yankees star Derek Jeter aired on May 10. Along with Jeter, the new commercial also features Olympic medalist Simone Biles, NBA player Stephen Curry, and NFL player Rob Gronkowski.
With the tagline “Eat Fresh Refresh,” Simon Biles opens the commercial announcing that Subway is reintroducing its classic menu. Seconds later, Derek makes an entrance, saying the sweet onion steak teriyaki from the Subway classics menu has been given a new touch with dollops of sauce. Next, Stephen Curry asks NFL player Rob Gronkowski to add his two cents, but Rob forgets his lines.
“So Derek Jeter is the new face of @SUBWAY? Love to see it.” – @ Bronx Central
Although the new Subway commercial features prominent faces, it missed making an impact, and that’s entirely due to a lack of fun factor, a hook, and proper execution. People on Twitter promptly took notice.
“What the h**l is Jeter doing in a subway commercial.” – @ Jomboy
The reporter for “The Gunz Show,” Mike Gunz, made a hilarious tweet. Mike said that the cinematography of the Subway commercial appears to be a Windows 2000 MS Paintwork.
“Haha. It was also the absolute worst looking green screen I’ve ever seen. Looks like an MS Paint job circa Windows 2000.” – @ Gunz
Another Twitter user mentioned Jeter is probably trying to recuperate his losses after stepping down as the CEO of the Miami Marlins.
“Jeter is probably trying to recoup what he lost with his Marlins venture!!!” – @ A. Davidoff
That’s quite a possibility!
Popular commercials featuring the former New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter
Derek Jeter, owing to his immense success with baseball and popularity, has been a household name during and after his career. His fame and prolific career have brought him many commercial deals. These are eight popular commercials that featured the Hall of Famer Yankee.
#1 Derek Jeter featured in a Gilette ad with Tiger Woods and Roger Federer
#2 Derek in a Fila commercial
#3 Derek Jeter in Ford’s Mustang commercial
#4 Jeter in a VISA commercial with the late George Michael Steinbrenner III
#5 Derek in a Nike’s Jordan brand commercial
#6 Derek in a G2 Super Bowl commercial
#7 Former New York Yankees All-Star in a Gatorade commercial
#8 Tip-of-the-Hat Commercial
Lastly comes the “Tip-of-the-Hat” commercial, which deserves applause. Before Derek’s retirement in July of 2014, Nike launched a poignant commercial in which all of Hollywood’s A-listers and Jeter supporters are seen tipping their hats in honor of the New York Yankees captain.
Apart from earning a humongous amount from playing baseball, Derek has also increased his net worth by appearing in endorsements, and he continues to do so in 2022. As MLB enthusiasts, we hope to see him grace our television and phone screens through commercials and other endeavours. Keep those ads coming, Mr. Jeter!