Shedeur Sanders opens up on his Colorado football QB room competition

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Shedeur Sanders is a fan of the quarterbacks behind him in the Colorado football QB room; praising them for their willingness to listen and discussing how he encourages the signal-callers who are next in line under center in the event of an injury to the "Grown QB."

“Oh, it’s good. I feel like we got a group of guys that listen often,” Sanders said (h/t On3). “I told Ryan don’t get discouraged. Because, like some things, it’s just not great matchups, you know? So just about a process driven game. You can’t always worry about the result in his game, because if you focus on just the results, you never gonna (grow). A lot of things change often. 

“Sometimes you may have one off blitzes, one off coverages, and you won’t be able to get in if you hang your hat on that, you won’t be able to be successful because you won’t be able to look past that. So I just encourage the guys overall just to play their game like how they are, be natural with it. And I just give them some insight on basically how I see different things.”

Colorado football QB room has uncertain future beyond 2024

Ryan Staub, who Shedeur called out by name, proved to be a starting-level QB somewhere during his Week 13 matchup against Utah in 2023, but it's not likely the 3-star out of Stevenson Ranch, California will be the Buffs' QB of the future in the "Prime Time" spotlight.

It goes without saying that Shedeur's replacement will be just as critical for the health of Colorado's program as Coach Prime's youngest son was. 2023 and 2024 was the foundation, but 2025 and beyond will define Deion's time in Boulder.

Julian Lewis is the current, and at the moment, only notable, CU target on Deion's radar -- and even then, it'll be an uphill climb to land him.