New Orleans Saints QB gets his own billboard
Teddy Bridgewater has been immortalized heading into the French Quarter
Teddy Bridgewater, current New Orleans Saints hero after taking the lead for the team when Drew Brees was out recovering from a thumb injury will forever be known as a vital member of the team. Now, as a token of appreciation for keeping the team performing in an excellent way for weeks, he will be displayed in a huge billboard with a picture of him with the football in his hands and ready to pass it.
The billboard is located at North Rampart Street and Esplanade Avenue. It was first thought of by Sean Meenan, the owner of a Cuban restaurant called Cafe Habana. Meenan has been planning for a while to build a restaurant right below where the tribute to Bridgewater is located, but, even though he is finding some rejection from the neighbors, he is confident that his plans will become a reality.
The poster for Bridgewater was designed by New Orleans-based artist Langston Allston, who is known locally due to his usual combinations of comics with social injustices. The label on the billboard says Habana Works, which is a nonprofit related to Cafe Habana, and their website states that the intention to promote environmentalism and make a contribution to the community.
Meenan told the media that he admires Bridgewater, especially his courage and determination. He fought back and continued playing after a serious injury on his leg back in 2016 and has fought back to be able to be where he is right now.