Deion Sanders Running Colorado Like an NFL Program, Shedeur Sanders Reaps Benefits

    Colorado quarterback Shedeur Sanders opened up on the impact of his dad's coaching and how Deion Sanders runs the team like an NFL program.

    Deion Sanders made waves when he was hired at Colorado in December of 2022, immediately cementing his status as one of the most polarizing head coaches in college football by overhauling his roster in the transfer portal.

    Part of that overhaul included bringing in his son, Shedeur Sanders, to be the starting quarterback. According to a recent report, Deion Sanders is running Colorado like an NFL program, and because of that, Shedeur is reaping the benefits.

    Deion Sanders Running Colorado Like an NFL Program

    Everyone knew Sanders would bring a unique perspective to Boulder, as the former NFL star has always done things his own way. One of those things includes running the new Big 12 program more like an NFL squad than a college team, according to a report.

    A large part of that, per Shedeur, is how Coach Prime treats his players. According to the younger Sanders, his dad treats him as if he’s already an NFL quarterback. This, in turn, should pay huge dividends later in his playing career.

    Shedeur Sanders is already considered one of the top returning quarterbacks in the country, and he should have better protection next season behind an offensive line that was among the least effective in pass protection a season ago.

    It certainly hasn’t hurt Colorado’s quarterback that he has plenty of experience with his dad’s coaching. According to the younger Sanders, Deion pushed his son to be his best from a young age. As a result, Shedeur is used to his dad’s tough coaching style.

    “Coach Prime” certainly hasn’t had the full support of everyone in college football, as many have questioned some of his decision-making, including the time he made his intentions known to the team he inherited that most of them would be suiting up for different schools in 2023.

    Sanders is an enigma, but it’s hard to argue with the results, especially with his son’s performance at quarterback. Shedeur threw for over 3,200 yards and 27 touchdowns, with just three interceptions last season, despite being under duress on a substantial number of his dropbacks.

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    In 2024, he should have more talent around him and could be in contention to be the top quarterback drafted in the 2025 NFL Draft.

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