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Johnny Manziel and Troy Aikman face off in a new commercial war: Let the best QB . . . er, actor . . . win

Johnny Manziel Snickers commercial
Johnny JamBoogie doesn't have quite the same ring to it.
Troy Aikman with a mustache
Troy Aikman as a telenovela actor.

When the NFL season starts, everyone from the players to the commentators puts in overtime. But in the offseason, however, they are free to pursue other interests.

If you believe the messages from Fox Sports and Snickers, then Troy Aikman and Johnny Manziel would have had very different lives outside of their football careers.

Johnny Manziel has no shortage of extracurricular activities, but his first major commercial shows off a new side of the Heisman Trophy-winning party boy: Aerobics instructor.

Leading a class full of middle-aged women, Johnny  barJamBoogie encourages his students to "work those thighs" before his teammate restores Johnny Football with a Snickers bar.

Dallas Cowboys icon Troy Aikman would be equally lost without football, it would seem. The Fox Sports commercial imagines a new career for the Hall of Fame quarterback-turned-commentator as a telenovela actor. The cheesy mustache is a nice touch, even if Aikman's Spanish is a little rusty. 

If watching these skilled athletes make fools of themselves has taught us anything, it's the Thursday night kickoff to the NFL season can't get here fast enough.

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