Coach Prime becoming a coach in the NFL is looking more and more inevitable, considering his impact and success at the college level. It seems that his experience as a player has given him an advantage as a coach. His son, Shedeur Sanders, is looking like a future star in the NFL, and let’s not forget about Sanders’ other son, Shilo, who is blossoming as a shutdown corner for Colorado.
Coach Prime seems to attract attention with his name alone, and that is something that could be huge in the league. The NFL is full of egos and attitude, though, and that is something Sanders would not do well with. He believes in his players earning the right to play, and the NFL is not that way anymore. With his vast knowledge of the game, he has proven he knows how to win and does a superb job of bringing in talent that wants to win.
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Sanders would be a phenomenal coach in the NFL, but players feeling entitled and not having to earn their keep goes against what he believes in, which could cause problems with the front office people. Most importantly, if he were to jump to the NFL, he would want total control and contract guarantees that give him a lot of money and job security.
NFL Coaching Scenarios for Coach Prime
Dallas Cowboys- Come on, now you know that Sanders is a Cowboy for life and has a good relationship with owner Jerry Jones. His name is synonymous with ’90s Cowboys football. Coach McCarthy has been decent as the coach, but his inability to win in the playoffs has fans and the team brass on edge. If McCarthy can’t get it done, they will be looking for someone who can.
Deion Sanders is a winner that Jerry Jones and fans alike would support and embrace. His no-nonsense approach to coaching would be welcomed, and he has the knowledge and know-how to make Dallas a dominant force once again. The Cowboys have a really good group of players, but the coaches and coordinators have not been able to get over the hump, and Jerry Jones is not getting any younger. If McCarthy fails this year, it will be interesting to see if Prime Time will make the jump to the NFL to replace him.
Los Angeles Chargers- Let’s face it: Coach Brandon Staley is not producing the way he should be, especially considering all the talent he has on the team. Staley has not fared well as a coach and has struggled in the playoffs. The defense has some solid players, and the offense, to be honest, is loaded with playmakers. The Chargers are 19-16 under Staley, and the organization may be looking for someone new to lead them to victory.
Enter Coach Prime! Outside of the Dallas job, I think this would be an ideal destination for him, and he would have a roster that is ready to win. His recruiting ability would be huge for LA, and they would be able to secure some of the top free agents that are available. His personality and desire to win would be a welcoming attribute, and he would be able to bring out the best in his players. Sanders has made a living out of talking the talk and walking the walk. This is something that the Chargers organization needs desperately.
Whoever Drafts Shedeur Sanders- Deion Sanders, as a man, is all about his kids and would love to be able to coach them at the next level. When he took the job at Colorado, what was the first thing he did? He brought his kids with him and started building around them. When his sons enter the NFL Draft, I would not be surprised to see Coach Prime becoming the head coach shortly thereafter of the team that drafts Shedeur.
Coach Prime was initially criticized for cleaning out the locker room and enforcing rules that apply to everyone. If you didn’t adhere to those rules, you didn’t play. Several players thought they didn’t have to listen and ended up in the transfer portal. Sanders has started 2-0 as the Buffaloes head coach and has taken over the college football headlines. He opened the season with an impressive win over #17 TCU and then followed that up with a dominant win over Nebraska the following week.
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Coach Prime would be a breath of fresh air in the NFL, where players have become complacent and pampered. His level of discipline is something that is needed in the league, and I could see him facing some controversy as he has in Colorado. Realistically, Sanders making the jump to the NFL will be something that happens in the near future but not right away. He is content in Colorado and is doing a good job of rebuilding the program.