Writer knocks Colorado football QB Shedeur Sanders song 'Perfect Timing': 'Unremarkable beat'

Oct 7, 2023; Tempe, Arizona, USA; Colorado Buffaloes quarterback Shedeur Sanders (2) celebrates
Oct 7, 2023; Tempe, Arizona, USA; Colorado Buffaloes quarterback Shedeur Sanders (2) celebrates / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado football quarterback Shedeur Sanders' new song, "Perfect Timing," which was released on May 7 after months of teases, was slighted by On3's Andrew Graham for having an "unremarkable" beat.

"It’s the latest foray into media and marketing for the ever-growing — and scrutinized — Sanders endeavor at Colorado. Sanders first shared/teased the mix, apparently, in a TikTok from Sept. 17, 2023," Graham prefaced before saying, "The lyrics — tracked over a generally unremarkable beat — are the usual melange of references to luxury cars (a Mercedes Maybach), watches and jewelry (“AP” or Audemars Piguet) and making money hand over fist."

Sure, it's not Kendrick Lamar-level beats, but in this day and age of rap, it's not unremarkable. We're long past the days of double-tracked drum machine-driven tracks that east coast rappers thrived with in the 1990s. This track is catchy enough on its own merits, even if the lyrics aren't particularly inspiring.

Shedeur has a better singing voice than one would expect, at least. We'll see how much deeper his catalogue will end up being during his time in Boulder and in the NFL. The "Grown QB" is QB3 on many 2025 NFL draft boards ahead of the 2024 season.

Shedeur Sanders criticized for not being focused enough on Colorado football

The main complaint coming from this track is that Shedeur isn't focused enough on his collegiate career and is wasting time in the studio instead. And that criticism is a load of, as his father Coach Prime would say, "bulljunk."

Shedeur was one of the lone bright spots during the 2023 season, and looked crisp in the Black and Gold spring game; completing 10/14 passes for 116 yards and a touchdown. He is the least of Buffs' fans worries ahead of a critical 2024 campaign.

Then again, it's not Buffs fans who are worried about Shedeur's dedication. It's the same folks who were going to hate regardless of what noise came out of their speakers after pressing play on "Perfect Timing."