Shedeur Sanders and Travis Hunter should play for teams like Carolina, Cleveland, or New England if drafted

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9News' Jacob Tobey doesn't believe Shedeur Sanders and Travis Hunter should be running away from a challenge -- such as playing for "awful" franchises like the Carolina Panthers or Cleveland Browns or in the shadow of Tom Brady with the New England Patriots -- if they are drafted to those teams, despite Deion Sanders' proclamation that they'd pull an Eli Manning and request a trade if they're drafted to a team not approved by the Colorado football head coach.

"I think it would be a bad look for Sheduer to act that way," Tobey prefaced before saying, "He's a good kid and such a talent, you don't want a narrative that he's running away from something. If he's drafted by an awful franchise like the Browns or the Panthers, I would actually want him to go there — turn that franchise around! Be the star that gets immortalized in that city.

"Deion says he doesn't want Shedeur or Travis playing in cold cities. Well, I say go to New England and carry them out of the funk they've been in since Tom Brady left. I am all for players getting what they want in this new player empowerment era, but only to a certain point. If you're drafted by a team, just go there and put in the work. Take on the challenge and the uncomfortability, don't run from it."

Teams Deion Sanders would allow Colorado football stars Shedeur Sanders and Travis Hunter to play for

Coach Prime went on the “Million Dollaz Worth of Game” podcast to green-light a handful of teams for his sons and Hunter to play for: the Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Commanders, Baltimore Ravens, and (especially) Atlanta Falcons.

"Although Sanders did not name the cities he would prefer his sons and Hunter not play in, he agreed with the hosts that the Eagles would be a 'good fit,'" The New York Post's Jenna Lemoncelli prefaced before saying, "He also named San Francisco, Dallas, Washington and Baltimore as potential cities he would approve of them playing in — all of which are teams he played for during his 14-season career."

Sanders gave a special blessing to the franchise that drafted him, the Falcons, during the appearance.

“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.”

Sanders played for most of those teams and blessed Philadelphia when it was brought up to him that the Eagles would be a good fit for his sons and Hunter. It's obvious he has a preference to franchises he knows.

But being open to resurrecting franchises like the Panthers, Browns, and Patriots would arguably do more for the Sanders sons and Hunter's legacies.