Colorado Buffaloes quarterback Shedeur Sanders Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Based on his comments on The Pat McAfee Show, New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers is a fan of what Deion Sanders has going on at Colorado. He also seems to be a fan of Sanders’ son, Shedeur, who has taken the college football world by storm in his first career two starts for the Buffaloes.

Rodgers took issue with those who claimed that Shedeur wouldn’t be able to play big-time college football because he was at Jackson State before following his father to Boulder.

“(Sanders) played at Jackson State but he can’t play at big-time college football, right? (He had) 510 yards Week 1. Come on,” said Rodgers of Shedeur, via On3. “What are we talking about here? And the other kid that plays both ways? He’s incredible too.”

Rodgers was quick to dismiss any of those claims, as Shedeur comes into Saturday’s game against Colorado State having completed 69-of-89 passes for 903 yards with six touchdowns against zero interceptions. 

Rodgers also heaped praise on Colorado’s two-way superstar, Travis Hunter, who flipped from Florida State to Jackson State and then followed Sanders to Colorado. Hunter has been excellent as a defensive back, recording an interception in Colorado’s season. opening win over TCU. Additionally, Hunter has hauled in 14 receptions with 192 yards.

Both Shedeur and Hunter have shown that they have the potential to play at the next level, and Rodgers has taken notice of that.


About Sam Neumann

Since the beginning of 2023, Sam has been a staff writer for Awful Announcing and The Comeback. A 2021 graduate of Temple University, Sam is a Charlotte native, who currently calls Greenville, South Carolina his home. He also has a love/hate relationship with the New York Mets and Jets.