Shedeur Sanders a candidate to be cover athlete for EA Sports College Football video game

Shedeur Sanders is reportedly a candidate to be the cover athlete for the upcoming EA Sports College Football video game.

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Shedeur Sanders is a candidate to be the cover athlete for the upcoming EA Sports College Football video game according to one prominent X account.

"Shedeur Sanders may be the cover athlete for the new College Football video game," wrote the Blue Bloods Bias account. "EA Sports, the makers of Madden, are on track to release a CFB game this summer. This will be the first time that a video game is made for the sport since 2014. The cover athlete represents a top returning player from the previous season, & it's believed that Shedeur will be picked. He is currently the highest paid college football player, best returning QB, and (the) most well known returning player in the sport. The Colorado Buffaloes' QB will be the face of College Football next season."

With an NIL value of $4 million, Sanders figures to only see that number skyrocket if the game is a bona fide hit. Given EA Sports' track record, that's no guarantee, but the desire for Dynasty Mode for the masses is too great for the appetite not to be satiated in some way shape or form.

Some don't believe Shedeur Sanders should return to Colorado in 2024

Draft Wire’s Natalie Miller doesn't believe Shedeur should return to Colorado in 2024, deeming a second year in Boulder a risky proposition for his NFL hopes.

“There is so much at risk should Sanders opt to stay in Colorado and it could be a legitimately career-altering movie,” Miller wrote. “It’s unlikely Colorado will be able to turn the offensive line around in a single season and the top weapons in the country are not going to come to Boulder anytime soon. Sanders should seriously consider flexing the talent showcase he put on this year and enter the 2024 draft as one of the premier prospects and avoid a potentially career-altering injury of production change should he stay with the Buffaloes.”

Those offensive line comments didn't age well considering Coach Prime made good on his promise to overhaul the offensive line to protect his son under center.