The NFL is mulling whether to install a mural on the sidelines of an upcoming game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Houston Texans to mark the team’s first season in the United States.
“It is a beautiful and beautiful city,” said Mark Sanchez, the Eagles’ owner, during a media call Wednesday.
“It has some of the best fans and a lot of great things going on.
I don’t know how it’s going to play out, but we’re trying to find a way to celebrate the city of Philadelphia, which is so beautiful.”
A mural of a football game in Mexico could help the Eagles and Texans avoid the kind of embarrassing scenes that occurred in Denver last year, when a giant mural of Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was smashed by a man in a black Jeep.
“We are looking at a mural to put on the field for the next game,” said the team.
“We’re looking at different locations.
We’re looking to create a unique feel for the game.”
Sanchez also said he is looking at the possibility of installing a mural of the Broncos’ new stadium at Soldier Field in Chicago.
“I would love to do that in Mexico,” he said.
“The idea of creating a mural and putting it on the stadium in Chicago would be really special.”
If the Eagles choose to take the mural on, they would be among a group of teams that have recently begun planning their own installations.
Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill is planning to install an 11-foot-tall mural of himself on the south side of Miami Gardens, and Miami Dolphins offensive tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson is planning a mural at his home in Florida.
A similar mural is planned for New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning’s home in East Rutherford, New Jersey.