Deion Sanders more likely to retire than leave Colorado football for UF or Cowboys

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Deion Sanders is more likely to retire from the Colorado football program than defect for the University of Florida or Dallas Cowboys' potential head coach openings.

In media circles, it's the worst-kept secret that Sanders is going all-in on the 2024 season. With his son, Shedeur Sanders leading the program as one of the best quarterbacks CU has had this century, and Travis Hunter, a two-way talent who's many calibers above the type of recruits the Buffs have ever been able to land at a skill position, there's never going to be a better time for Sanders to sell prospects on Boulder.

If he isn't able to at least reach his Black and Gold Weekend goal of six wins and a bowl game for CU superfan Peggy Coppom, Coach Prime will face the kind of uphill battle that isn't worth climbing for a soon-to-be-57-year-old-man with health problems.

Deion Sanders leaving Colorado football for Florida Gators has better chance of happening than Dallas Cowboys

Sanders has a 0% chance of joining the Cowboys. He's repeatedly voiced his lack of desire to go to Dallas or any other NFL franchise. If contending with NIL has him defending Nick Saban for retiring, his head will spin seeing how much money pros make in 2025 and beyond compared to when he played.

There's a better chance, though still not a great one, that he ends up in Gainesville. Sanders' close confidant, Willie Taggart, has proposed that idea to Coach Prime. It's notable that Taggart decided not to join the Buffs in January 2023 despite Sanders claiming he was Colorado-bound. Taggert ended up on the Baltimore Ravens as running backs instead. After a trip to the AFC Championship game, he now has Derrick Henry at his disposal.

If Sanders continues to lose at CU, the idea of another program with more money to spend in his home state could appeal to him. Especially with an experienced head coach in the Sunshine State, Taggert, pushing that to him.

But more than likely, leaving his legacy in tact after winning consistently at an HBCU and retiring would be his move.