New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning says “Football On Your Phone” is his first and last rap song.
“I think I will stay with my day job and keep playing football for long as possible,” a sheepish Manning said before Giants practice Wednesday, via ESPNNewYork.com. “A one and done. A one-hit wonder probably.”
Giants players didn’t know about the Eli and Peyton Manning’s DirecTV commercial, which came out Tuesday afternoon, until they came off the practice field that day. Soon after, the Manning brothers rap song became an instant hit in the locker room.
“He’s a funny guy, and I don’t think a lot of people know how quippy and funny he is,” Punter Steve Weatherford said. “It’s a consensus that Peyton is a little more outgoing, a little more outspoken, but I thought Eli stole the show there.
“I think we probably had as much fun with it in the locker room as all the media and all the fans did. Because nobody sees him like that.”
Right guard Chris Snee was surprised to hear Manning sing.
“I’ve never heard Eli sing, period,” Snee said. “When he controls the radio, it’s usually country or something nobody really wants to listen to besides him.”
Manning said he catches players humming the song.
“It’s just been funny,” Manning said. “I guess the song is a little catchy. [There’s been] a few guys going to the cafeteria line and they don’t even know I am behind them and they are humming the song or the words.”
“I say, ‘I think it’s got you,'” Manning continued. “That song gets stuck in your head all day. They are kind of just going around singing the song every once in a while.”