The short story goes… last night, Teddy Bridgewater waited patiently to hear his name called, while sitting in the green room at Radio City Music Hall, where the NFL draft was taking place, live. The former University of Louisville quarterback had been waiting anxiously for hours that must have felt like days, watching one player after another’s name called, exiting the room, and walking across the stage to shake Commissioner Roger Goodell’s hand after being assigned to their respective NFL teams, their immediate futures practically certain.
Finally, before the last pick of the first round, the Minnesota Vikings traded up to the 32nd pick. Then Bridgewater’s cellphone buzzed. It was Vikings general manager Rick Spielman. And just like that, the wait was over, much to the relief of the young QB and his mother, Rose Murphy, who was with him through the evening.
A dream realized!
Bridgewater can now buy his mother the pink Cadillac Escalade he promised he would purchase when was 9 years old, if he made it to the NFL.
And he did just that, with the help of the car maker, just in time for Mother’s Day.
The gift reveal is included in the 7-1/2-minute short documentary film below, directed by Spike Lee (via his Spike DDB agency), which follows Teddy and his family, leading up to the main event.
Watch their story unfold below in what is essentially an ad for Cadillac: