Deion Sanders On Leaving CFB For The NFL: ‘I Would Never Do That’; Explains Why

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In a recent interview on the Rich Eisen Show, Colorado’s Deion Sanders made it abundantly clear that he’s found his perfect fit in the world of college football and has no intentions of trading his Colorado coach hat for an NFL headset.

Coach Prime, has become the undeniable headline-grabber in the football universe. But, whether he continues to be the epicenter of gridiron chatter or not, his commitment to the world of college football remains unwavering.

When quizzed about a possible move to the NFL, Sanders offered a response that left no room for ambiguity. “I would never do that,” he declared. His reason? It’s all about the players and the unique opportunity to mold young minds on the college field.

“I love college. I love that the young men are still impressionable,” Sanders elaborated, his passion palpable. “They’re not so financially wealthy that they can’t hear you. At the next level, some of these guys make so much money they can’t hear. They can’t hear or they can’t see the things that they need to see and hear.”

“I would have a hard time motivating a man that makes upwards of 20 and 30 and sometimes 40 million dollars to go out there and do your job. I got a problem with that.” Sanders said.

For Coach Prime, it’s not just about wins and losses but about instilling values and life lessons in his players, which he believes is easier to do at the college level.

He hinted that he would hold NFL players more accountable for their actions, saying with a chuckle, “I would start with 53 and come out of the locker room at halftime with about 38.”