Deion Sanders rebuffed rumors he'd dictate where Colorado football sons, Travis Hunter get drafted in NFL

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

Deion Sanders rebuffed rumors that he'd dictate where his Colorado football-playing sons, Shedeur and Shilo, and Travis Hunter would play in the NFL when the trio declares for the 2025 draft during an interview with the DNVR Buffs crew.

"I would never come out and say where I don't want them to go, and I would never highlight where I would want them to go," Sanders said on April 17.

The rumors came from Sanders' own appearance on the Million Dollaz Worth of Game podcast where he threatened that the trio would "pull an Eli" if they get selected to certain cities.

"All this is subjective because I know where I kind of want them to go," Sanders said (58:55 mark) (h/t Bleacher Report). "And let's not forget Shilo (Sanders). But I know where I want them to go. There's certain cities where it ain't going to happen. ...It's going to be an Eli [Manning]."

Taking it a step further, Sanders blessed several NFL franchises -- including the Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Commanders, Baltimore Ravens, and Atlanta Falcons, five teams Coach Prime played for and the Eagles -- during the appearance and gave the city of Atlanta a special shoutout.

“There were certain cities that fit -- Atlanta fit,” Sanders said prefaced before saying, “And I want that for my kids. All of them. I want the right fit. First of all it was the ethnicity because that was the first time I saw Black people in positions of authority [doctors, lawyers]… It blew my mind… It was real in Atlanta. I had never seen anything like that in my life.”

Deion Sanders distorting narrative of Colorado football stars' draft stocks

Sanders pretty blatantly threatened the majority of NFL teams that his sons and Hunter wouldn't play for them. For him to say that he never did that is puzzling, to say the least.

Sanders already made things cloudy for his kids and Hunter, and this is just making things worse. The less said about their NFL futures at this point the better, since it seems Sanders will say just about anything and deny the opinion that gets shredded publicly.