Colorado quarterback Shedeur Sanders didn’t hold back after hearing that one of his top offensive playmakers was entering the transfer portal. The signal caller commented on his (former) teammate’s decision shortly after the fact.
Wideout Montana Lemonious-Craig entered the transfer portal just a day after the Buffs’ spring game. Many, including Sanders, want to know why he’s leaving.
MLC went off in front of a sold-out crowd at Folsom Field on Saturday to the tune of 154 yards and two touchdowns. The pass catcher had a huge day and was one of Shedeur Sanders’ top targets in the scrimmage.
The biggest play of the day came on a 98-yard connection between the duo in which Sanders found Lemonious-Craig streaking down the sidelines with an absolute rope.
SANDERS ➡️ LEMONIOUS-CRAIG
98 YARDS 🔥 pic.twitter.com/ERo6s9wyYi
— Pac-12 Conference (@pac12) April 22, 2023
But shortly after that breakout performance, the receiver opted to enter the transfer portal. He broke the news on his Twitter page and has since been posting each and every program to contact him with interest.
Many immediately accused him of using his spring game performance, which was televised to a national audience on ESPN, to leverage opportunities from other suitors.
One of those critics was Shedeur Sanders, who had the following to say in a post on social media.
“I just saw someone in the transfer portal,” Sanders began. “People got their own crooked ways about them. I can only control me, man… It’s a crooked world, nowadays, a crooked world.”
It’s important to note that Sanders and MLC were together at the time Shedeur made that video, and both players were seen laughing about the situation in the clip.
That didn’t stop the college football world from commenting, though.
Fans online quickly reacted to the remarks, posting responses to social media. Many said the quarterback, who just transferred from Jackson State, was being hypocritical.
One person wrote, “So Shedeur was allowed to transfer and get a starting job but another player shouldn’t be able to transfer out? Got it.”
Someone else said, “This is comical. He just left JSU.”
Others, however, realized that it was just joking amongst friends.
It was a joke. Craig was with him when he made the video. That’s him laughing in the background.
— Justin “Couz” Walker (@couz206) April 24, 2023
While the post was done in jest, this could be a big loss for the Colorado offense. Montana Lemonious-Craig was a potential starter alongside Jimmy Horn Jr. after hauling in 23 catches and three touchdowns in 2022.
We’ll soon see where he lands for the upcoming season.