Instead of "Jake from State Farm," fans were introduced to "Drake from State Farm" during the Super Bowl.
State Farm's first-ever Super Bowl ad featured cameos from Grammy award-winning rapper Drake and actor Paul Rudd.
The commercial started off with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes on the set of a commercial talking with "Jake from State Farm," the State Farm agent who typically appears in the insurance company's commercials.
The trio tries to find a stand-in for the quarterbacks and watch as actor Paul Rudd makes a failed attempt to impersonate Mahomes and throw a football.
"Jake from State Farm" states he doesn't even have a stand-in, when the trio points to Drake.
"I'm Drake from State Farm," the rapper explains. Drake tries to say the company's slogan "like a good neighbor State Farm was there," but was cut off by "Jake" who said "stand-ins don't have lines."
After a year of pandemic fear and isolation and a tumultuous election, most brands are sticking with nostalgia and light humor to entertain and connect to the 100 million viewers expected to tune in to the CBS broadcast On Sunday.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.