Colorado Buffaloes quarterback Shedeur Sanders (2) and head coach Deion Sanders Sep 16, 2023; Boulder, Colorado, USA; Colorado Buffaloes quarterback Shedeur Sanders (2) and head coach Deion Sanders following a two point conversion in the fourth quarter against the Colorado State Rams at Folsom Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado head coach Deion Sanders will get the chance to coach his son, Shedeur Sanders, for another year after Shedeur opted to return to school instead of entering the 2024 NFL Draft, But when Shedeur ultimately does declare for the 2025 NFL Draft, it sure sounds like his father may be greatly involved in his draft process.

Deion Sanders recently appeared on SiriusXM Mad Dog Radio with Chris Russo on Friday to discuss the possibility of the Chicago Bears selecting Caleb Williams with the No. 1 pick in the draft.

Sanders made it clear that he loves Williams as a prospect, but that he is a bit concerned about Williams’ ability to play in cold weather, a skill he will absolutely need if the Bears do indeed draft him.

“Let me tell you something that I have a problem with,” Sanders told Russo transcribed by Pro Football Talk. “And this kid can flat-out play, I think he’s the best one on the board this year for sure. A kid that’s coming from California for the last couple years, right? And went to Oklahoma. That’s not terribly cold. Chicago’s cold, man. You gotta think about that kind of stuff when you’re taking a young man. Like see, when you take a guy from Ohio State and you bring him to Chicago, OK, I could understand that. But from California to Chicago? Not only that, they added what? One or two more games in the NFL. Seventeen games. Come on, man. You gotta factor in that stuff. That stuff matters.”

Sanders then admitted he has similar concerns for his own son, saying that he doesn’t want Shedeur to be selected by a cold-weather team.

“Like, I don’t want my kid going nowhere cold next year. He grew up in Texas. He played in Jackson, played in Colorado. Season’s over before it gets cold in Colorado. I’m just thinking way ahead. I don’t want that for him.”

It’s a fair concern for Deion to have about his son. But this kind of proclamation can seemingly only do more harm than good for Shedeur.

Not only could this turn off many teams from actually selecting Shedeur in the 2025 NFL Draft, but it could also create the narrative of Deion being a bit too involved in Shedeur’s career when it comes to the next level, which can be dangerous in itself.

Would Deion actively tell NFL teams not to select Shedeur next spring? I guess only time will tell. But if he does get himself involved in his son’s draft process, it could be a real headache for NFL teams next spring.

[Pro Football Talk]

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Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.