When Andrew Garfield heard about our Movies & Football Series he submitted this letter … Ok not really, but here is what the new face of the “Spider-Man” franchise may have offered up to the new face of the Indianapolis Colts.
Dear Andrew Luck,
I write to you today to give you a heads up on what life is like as the new face of a franchise. I have the task of taking over for Tobey Maguire and “rebooting” the “Spider-Man” series and you, being the number one overall draft pick, have a similar task: you must replace an all-time great quarterback and re-invigorate a struggling team.
Many thought I was too obscure to carry a major film all by myself. Who’s to say that they’re wrong? Until this point, my biggest role was as Eduardo Saverin in the film ”The Social Network.” Think about it. My BIGGEST role was as the third most despised character in the film. Oh what I would give to have a fraction of the excitement that surrounds you.
I have the difficult task of somehow trying to one up a “Spider-Man” series that grossed over $1 billion domestically (yeah, even that atrocious third film did $330 million here in the states). This may seem like a lot, but you my friend have a much more daunting task. You are replacing a guy whose name is synonymous with the franchise, not to mention the fact that he has thrown for over 54,000 yards in his 13 seasons and is third all time in passing yards (behind Dan Marino and Brett Favre).
Now, as the face of the franchise you should be clean cut, so keep that “stuff” off of your chin and earn your beard like the other veterans. No franchise face should look like a cross between a leprechaun and Tumnus from “The Chronicles of Narnia”. If you choose to keep your beard, go all out with it like Brett Keisel, James Harden, or Brian Wilson. Beards are an all or all none kind of thing.
You will sign autographs for kids wearing number 18 jerseys (at least until Christmas comes when hopefully you are playing well enough that parents feel comfortable investing in your jersey). And yes there will be trying times. No, it won’t be easy. But look on the bright side: Reggie Wayne wouldn’t have come back if he thought he couldn’t win, the Colts would not have used their number one overall draft pick if they had not thought the utmost of you, and experts would not be calling you the most NFL ready quarterback since that guy who wore No. 18 in Indy.
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