Marcus Mariota’s relationship with Subway continues to create some disturbing imagery. First, it was Mariota’s nightmare causing likeness created solely of cured meats and lettuce. Now, Mariota is starring in a series of commercials which might have been inspired by an actual nightmare: His Heisman Trophy is talking to him.
Seriously, if you could win a Heisman Trophy with the caveat that it would talk to you non-stop while you’re working out, constantly ask for a bite of your food, and make fun of the ducks that you throw up in the NFL … would you do it? Would you make that trade?
I think these aren’t so much Subway commercials as they are a precursor to a present day Twilight Zone episode. “Meet Marcus Mariota. A man consumed with the kind of gridiron success that is rewarded with a small, inanimate object. A false idol? Not in the mind of the object. But when Mr. Mariota realizes that the object does indeed have a mind of his own, then he will find that all the Hail Marys he throws will land … in the Twilight Zone.”