Deion Sanders will push for star Colorado football son to win Heisman, says one anonymous coach

Oct 7, 2023; Tempe, Arizona, USA; Colorado Buffaloes head coach Deion Sanders with son and
Oct 7, 2023; Tempe, Arizona, USA; Colorado Buffaloes head coach Deion Sanders with son and / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

One anonymous Pac-12 coach believes Deion Sanders will make a concerted push for his son, Shedeur Sanders, to win the first Heisman Trophy for the Colorado football program since Rashaan Iman Salaam.

"He's an NFL guy," the coach told The Athletic's Bruce Feldman (h/t Bleacher Report). "Is he the first pick of the draft? I don't know, but I think he's a real dude. I think he throws it well. He's accurate. I think he's a first-round draft pick. I think Deion's going to try to win Shedeur the Heisman. I think they'll be good. They have good wideouts. Their O-line will be better. I think they'll be way better and they'll have a good year."

Well, yeah. Coach Prime elevated Pat Shurmur to the full-time offensive coordinator position specifically to get Shedeur to an NFL level as a passer. The offense is tailored to be pass-first to maximize Shedeur's output; sometimes to the detriment of itself considering the predictability factor.

Everything Coach Prime has done has been with an eye toward getting his sons and Travis Hunter to the pros.

This unnamed coach recognized a lot of obvious points, but good on him for going against the grain and acknowledging Shedeur's talents. It feels like pulling teeth getting the media to say anything good about anyone from the Sanders family.

Colorado football QB Shedeur Sanders' draft stock will be affected by Buffs' overall record

Pat Mahomes didn't get dinged when his Texas Tech Red Raiders went 13-19 under his leadership, but Sanders probably will if the Buffs don't win at least six games. Some NFL scouts will be hunting for excuses not to bring on the media circus Coach Prime's youngest son will be, and team record is an easy one to penalize him for. Even if it isn't fully on him.

Robert Livingston's defense should be improved, especially from a pass coverage perspective, but the Big 12 is filled with gunslinging offenses. It'll be an uphill battle for that side of the ball just as much as Shedeur playing behind a brand new offensive line group.