From selfies and funny socks, Robert Griffin III has been never been afraid to have a little fun.
In a new Gatorade ad campaign, Washington’s quarterback is now dabbling as a superhero — and thankfully the accompanying TV spot doesn’t carry the controversy that came with those “All in for Week 1” Adidas ads from a year ago.
For a second consecutive year, Gatorade partnered with DC Entertainment to create digital comics featuring “football superheroes.” Griffin made this year’s installment, earning the tres-centric moniker “Triiiple Impact.”
“One second he’s throwing a TD Pass, the next second he’s dashing down the sideline for a 60-yard run. Well-rounded on and off the field, ‘Triiiple Impact’ beats you with a combination of his arm, legs and mind,” reads a Gatorade descriptor of RG3’s new alter ego.
In the TV ad, a Griffin… err… Triiiple Impact bottle of Gatorade is seen resting sideways on a store shelf. It tells the other bottles it’s doing pushups. Then it requests help getting up. Somewhat unbelievably, Triiiple Impact doesn’t take any shots at the Shanahans.
It’s a funny ad, but it’s nowhere close to Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper’s glowing red orb Gatorade commercial from the spring.
You can watch Griffin’s new Gatorade ad below. You can find the Triiiple Impact Gatorade bottles in stores now.