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Even Tom Brady would back Shedeur Sanders—Are the critics just haters?

Maybe it’s the young college blood that made him flash his AP diamond watch too soon during the 27-24 win against Arizona State last season. But alas, that was exactly where Shedeur Sanders made himself the neverending target for critics. His subsequent losses after this flex only rubbed more salt in his wounds as doubts about him as a great QB crept up before the 2024 season. 

But this is where the 22-year-old college football star adopts the mindset of the retired 46-year-old NFL GOAT Tom Brady. After relentless trolls from haters for his poor 4-8 season in 2023, QB Sanders finally gets a chance and platform to silence them while offering his insights. 

Shedeur Sanders received a platform on his first Big 12 press conference as uploaded on YouTube by BuffStampedeDotCom on July 11. Using this outlet, he voiced his thoughts to put an end to his critics’ negative take on his gameplay last season. Beginning with a note of humility, he said, “There’s always room for improvementEven Tom Brady would tell you that he always improved in the area. You can never be your full potential. You could be like always going to have room for improvement.”


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This brings us back to 2021 when Tom Brady appeared on Ford CEO Jim Farley’s podcast to emphasize self-improvement. He said, “Great leaders are always saying, ‘Well, it’s good, but these are all the things that we [still] screwed up’ when things went well, too… I think so much of it is just trying to continue to reach another level.” Looking further at Shedeur’s response, it’s evident who his role model is. 

Shedeur Sanders promises to improve himself

Almost a week back, Shedeur Sanders was named the preseason Big 12 offensive player of the year despite a rough first season in Colorado after he failed to secure more than 4 wins while getting 52 sacks. Rival coach Matt Rhule of Nebraska lauded Shedeur’s toughness calling him “one of the best football players I’ve ever coached against.” And he isn’t the only coach impressed with his resilience

Just as his supporters believe in him, he knows he’s the real deal as he shuns his haters down. He further added, “I’m nowhere close to my ceiling… I got a long way to go.” With this kind of determination and the way he put up quite a fight last season despite several sacks, this season could be what every Buffs fan is hoping for — a turnaround season for Colorado. There’s no ceiling to greatness, only the sky’s the limit!