Even though Super Bowl LIV has only just kicked off, the MVP has already been crowned during an epic commercial for the NFL. The TV spot came after Demi Lovato belted out the National Anthem, and just before the San Francisco 49ers kicked off to the Kansas City Chiefs.
The commercial featured a young man taking his game of football far behind his own backyard as he runs around the country and encounters a tons of NFL stars along the way.
The kid — who has not yet been identified — runs into some of his real-life stars, including Joe Montana and Jimmy Garropolo. Steve Young and Carli Lloyd kicked him a goal as other NFL stars assisted and yelled “Take it to the house, kid!”
Along the way, the young man also collected an entourage of kids all wearing different jerseys from NFL teams around the league.
One of the best moments is when all the young stars slide across the hodd of Jerry Jones’ car as they make their way to the stadium.
Along with the fun moments, the star also takes a moment to pause outside of Pat Tillman’s statue outside the stadium of the Arizona Cardinals.
The group ends up at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, FL before the young man is given a new ball by some of the greats in the NFL who tell him, “You know what to do.”
The commercial then transports to real-time, and the young star takes the field with his entourage in tow. He hands the ball to the ref to start the game, and the electricity in the stadium was almost too much to handle.
Immediately after the spot aired, which was only to promote the 100th Anniversary of the NFL, fans took to Twitter and couldn’t stop raving.
“Incredible opening to the Super Bowl. The NFL celebrating its past, present and let future. Big brand win,” one person wrote.
“That game-opening short was phenomenal. I cried,” one emotional fan admitted.
“Who is that kid!?” others wondered, while another stated, “Here’s to the next 100…goosebumps! That kid is adorable! Good job, NFL!”
It’s unclear if the rest of the Super Bowl will live up to the opening … but boy, was it good.