NFL teams have been scouting University of Colorado quarterback Shedeur Sanders, who is expected to be a highly-rated prospect whenever he turns pro. The question is: when will he turn professional?
Sanders is eligible for the 2024 draft.
Colorado coach Deion Sanders and Shedeur’s father put the brakes on the quarterback’s final college season.
“Why should we if we have a great time here?” Deion Sanders said via Steve Samra of on3.com. “When we appreciate and love where we are, it is difficult for us to look elsewhere.”
Shedeur, whose annual value is $4.6 million according to on3.com estimates, has partnerships with Topps, Beats by Dre, Urban Outfitters, Mercedes Benz and KFC. He has also launched his own clothing line.
If he returns, Sanders will be among the leading candidates for the Heisman Trophy next year. It would also allow him another year to play for his father.
“Shedeur is a professional. “He’s a professional in college football,” Sanders said. “I mean, he knows how to handle all of you.” [the media]. He knows how to handle taking care of his academics. He knows how to behave in public. I mean, he’s one with the game. If he holds up his watch and all that stuff, that’s fine with him. He is a child. You’re trying to force adulthood on him. I want him to enjoy his life and his game. He is amazing. You don’t know him like I know him because I’m his father. He is a great person. He really is a great young man. He’s good for the game. He is good for his teammates. He’s good for college football.
“The way he handled adversity. We’re in the same book. We always won. So it is extremely difficult to overcome this hurdle that we have overcome. So I don’t see him flinch. I don’t see him, no end in him. No shutdown. He learns and prepares like he does at any other time. The same preparation when we won. He is receiving more treatment because his body is in tremendous pain. His body hurts terribly. He does some of the things he doesn’t do to go out there and make sure he can do his best. That’s why I’m proud of the young guy. I’m really. . . . I’m proud of all the kids on the team.”