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Shedeur Sanders shares message to Colorado quarterback room

IMG_6598by:Nick Kosko05/04/24


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Shedeur Sanders strives to be the best example in the quarterback room at Colorado. Despite a whirlwind week where he put out a questionable tweet regarding a former teammate, Sanders is still a veteran on the team.

Other players look to him for guidance, particularly in the quarterback room. One of them is redshirt freshman Ryan Staub.

Following the spring game, Sanders was asked about his message to Staub and Destin Wade within the room and how to get better.

“Oh, it’s good. I feel like we got a group of guys that listen often,” Sanders said. “I told Ryan don’t get discouraged. Because, like some things, it’s just not great matchups, you know? So just about a process driven game. You can’t always worry about the result in his game, because if you focus on just the results, you never gonna (grow). A lot of things change often. 

“Sometimes you may have one off blitzes, one off coverages, and you won’t be able to get in if you hang your hat on that, you won’t be able to be successful because you won’t be able to look past that. So I just encourage the guys overall just to play their game like how they are, be natural with it. And I just give them some insight on basically how I see different things.”

Sanders can at least break it down and he showed how to be an effective leader. Obviously he and Colorado have eyes everywhere considering last year’s hype.

Despite a 4-8 campaign, the Buffaloes turned heads again with many transfer portal moves and the fact they have two Heisman candidates on the same roster: Sanders and Travis Hunter.

It’s no secret Sanders is the key to success on offense, so as long as he’s protected. If another quarterback has to step in, you’re likely not getting the same results.

Sanders lit it up last year, when he was protected at least. Last season, Sanders put up big numbers in 11 games despite being battered and sacked over 50 times in the fall. He had 3,230 yards, 27 touchdowns, three interceptions and a 69.3% completion percentage.

“How Shedeur Sanders plays on the field will affect Shedeur Sanders’ draft stock,” On3’s Andy Staples said. “The question is, is he going to play as well as he can? Is he going to be upright? Shedeur Sanders got sacked a ton last year. They’re now moving to an offense that’s going to require the office to give him even more time. I just don’t know if that’s going to happen.”