Deion Sanders Sep 2, 2023; Fort Worth, Texas, USA; Colorado Buffaloes head coach Deion Sanders walks off the field aft winning the game against the TCU Horned Frogs at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

There aren’t two names that have dominated the headlines more when it comes to the sport of football than Deion Sanders and Aaron Rodgers. Yes, they’re relevant for two entirely different reasons, but their storylines intersected Friday.

Rodgers, who underwent season-ending Achilles surgery in his native California earlier this week, made an appearance during The Pat McAfee Show, which was live from Boulder, Colorado on Friday. 

Rodgers, who played his college football at the University of California, Berkley, is quite familiar with the Pac-12, and like the rest of us, is quite in tune with what Sanders is creating at Colorado. The New York Jets quarterback expressed his admiration for what Sanders has accomplished in Boulder thus far, especially his team’s ability to silence their critics in the first weeks of the season.

“I’m a fan of what Deion’s doing,” Rodgers said, via On3.

“They must be doing something right. (Robert) Saleh said this – If there’s a lot of crows peckin’ and a lot of people chit-talking? They must be doing something right,” said Rodgers. “They showed up the team that was in the national championship in Week 1. Then somebody said something in Week 2, right? And they shut them up. And then somebody else just said something in Week 3 now and they’re about to shut them up too.”

Sanders has no interest in making the jump to the NFL, but it’s clear that his impact has already reached the next level.


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