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Why Deion Sanders doesn’t want Shedeur to play in the ‘cold’ in the NFL

Coach Prime says the Buffs get out just in time
Deion Sanders
Deion Sanders (Photo credit: / Ringo Chiu)

Deion Sanders is not a fan of talented quarterbacks playing in cooler climates. In a recent interview on SiriusXM Mad Dog Radio with Chris Russo, Sanders had an interesting take on USC quarterback Caleb Williams projected to go No. 1 overall to the Chicago Bears in the 2024 NFL Draft.

“Let me tell you something that I have a problem with,” Sanders said, according to Pro Football Talk. “And this kid can flat out play, I think he’s the best one on the board this year for sure. A kid that’s coming from California for the last couple years, right? And went to Oklahoma. That’s not terribly cold. Chicago’s cold, man. You gotta think about that kind of stuff when you’re taking a young man. Like see, when you take a guy from Ohio State and you bring him to Chicago, OK, I could understand that. But from California to Chicago? Not only that, they added what? One or two more games in the NFL. Seventeen games. Come on, man. You gotta factor in that stuff. That stuff matters.”

Coach Prime then mentioned one of Williams’ Pac-12 opponents last season, and his son, Shedeur.

“I don’t want my kid [Shedeur] going nowhere cold next year,” Sanders said. “He grew up in Texas. He played in Jackson, played in Colorado. Season’s over before it gets cold in Colorado. I’m just thinking way ahead. I don’t want that for him.”

Last season as a junior, Shedeur had 3,230 passing yards and 27 touchdowns to three interceptions. In the Sept. 30 showdown against Williams and USC, Shedeur completed 30 of 45 passes for 371 yards and four touchdowns to one interception. Williams completed 30 of 40 passes ffor 403 yards and six touchdowns to one interception. Despite Colorado outscoring USC 27-14 in the second half, the Trojans still came out on top in a 48-41 victory. The Buffaloes finished the 2023 season with a 4-8 record, and Sanders said the 2024 season will be much different because he plans on recruiting better players. The season is expected to be the final college football year for his sons Shedeur and Shilo.

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