Shedeur Sanders channels inner Thanos in shot at cut 2022 Colorado football player who complained about Deion

Apr 27, 2024; Boulder, CO, USA; Colorado Buffaloes quarterback Shedeur Sanders (2) during a spring
Apr 27, 2024; Boulder, CO, USA; Colorado Buffaloes quarterback Shedeur Sanders (2) during a spring / Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Shedeur Sanders channeled his inner Thanos when he tweeted out that he doesn't even know who former Buffs safety Xavier Smith -- who created a media circus after calling out Deion Sanders for breaking his confidence when the Colorado football head coach told him to hit the portal -- is before calling him "very mid at best."

"Ion even remember him tbh. Bro had to be very mid at best," Sanders tweeted.

Brutal. Smith got the usual talking heads barking up a storm about the same narrative other former Buffs have pushed since "Prime Time" took over in Boulder via hostile means -- that Coach Prime was callous about how he transformed his roster.

"He was destroying guys’ confidence and belief in themselves," Smith told The Athletic's Max Olson. "The way he did it, it could’ve been done with a little more compassion. I was actually getting mad, like tears coming to my eyes. Because, bro, you never even tried to get to know me."

NFL draft scouts may hold Shedeur Sanders' comments against the Colorado football QB

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree when it comes to Shedeur and Deion. Like his father, the "Grown QB" isn't afraid to speak his mind.

While the soundbites Shedeur's bold words often create are social media gold, they may come back to bite him when it comes time for the 2025 NFL draft. Certain scouts may be willing to overlook the somewhat unprofessional nature of Shedeur's words, and he better hope that the scouts of teams with top-five picks match that description.

There's a chance that Shedeur may have cost himself money on his first NFL contract if the wrong people in power of an NFL franchise with a top pick isn't willing to look past a jab like this.