Now that Peyton Manning is back in the spotlight after spending a year recovering from neck surgery, who knows if he’ll reclaim his title as advertisers’ Manning of choice. In the meantime, brother Eli continues to expand his acting oeuvre by starring in a series of ads for BankPlus, a chain of banks located throughout Mississippi (considering he did play ball at Ole Miss, we say it’s appropriate casting). The “aw shucks” charm we’ve come to know from his interviews and in ads for Toyota, Oreo Double Stuf and now DirecTV shines through in this campaign, which debuts on Sept. 1 and begs the question, “What if Eli Manning never played football?” Check out the second spot below and credits after the jump.
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