Colorado football QB Shedeur Sanders sends supremely confident message on his abilities

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Colorado football quarterback Shedeur Sanders, when asked to assess the perfect QB based on individual attributes from every signal-caller throughout history, believes he has the superlative for four of the six categories he was asked about: football IQ, arm strength, toughness, and competitiveness. He gave mobility to Mike Vick and accuracy to Tom Brady.

“I’ll say it’s a mixture because I’m able to stay in the pocket and deliver the ball," Sanders said (h/t Essentially Sports). "I can play like Brady, but I’m also able to extend plays, and if it’s not there, take it like Vick. So it just depends. I say it’s a mixture of a lot of great QBs that all just have a different skill set. So that’s why I feel like I’m special in what I bring to the table.”

Brady has said that he mentors Shedeur because he sees potential in his work ethic and character.

“I’m always here for him,” Brady said (h/t “Because in him I see someone who has a great work ethic but wants the knowledge too. I think all of us on this call had so many people in our lives which allowed us to be successful. Obviously having great parents, but having these other instrumental people that come in at the right time when you’re open to learning."

Colorado football star Shedeur Sanders still not seen as top seen as country's top QB

Shedeur isn't seen as even a top-nine quarterback by Barstool Sports' Brandon Walker, but On3's Andrew Graham would only commit to the "Grown QB" the No. 5 signal-caller in the country.

As confident as No. 2 is in himself, the Buffs QB still has a long way to go before he's seen in the same light in 2025 to the NFL as Caleb Williams, Bryce Young, or Trevor Lawrence in the past few years. Rather, Colorado does as a whole for that respect to come.