Deion Sanders eventually coaching in the NFL is seen as an inevitability, isn’t it?
Despite the NFL offseason being months away, the name of Colorado head coach Deion Sanders has already surfaced as a potential candidate for the Raiders.
Following the Raiders’ loss to the Lions on Monday night, the team’s ownership made the decision to relieve head coach Josh McDaniels and general manager Dave Ziegler of their duties. The prevailing belief is that Antonio Pierce will serve as the interim coach for the remainder of the season.
On Wednesday morning, ESPN’s Matt Miller playfully entertained the idea of Sanders taking the reins as the Raiders’ coach next season. In this whimsical scenario, Sanders could even potentially draft his son, Shedeur, as his quarterback.
“Just because I root for chaos: Raiders hire Deion Sanders. Shedeur enters the draft and refuses to play for anyone but his dad, and becomes the team’s franchise QB,” Miller quipped on X. “How fun would that be?”
It’s a notion that won’t be the last time Sanders is associated with an NFL coaching vacancy. However, it’s worth emphasizing that he has expressed no inclination to transition from college to the professional ranks.
“I don’t have any desire or ambition to coach in the NFL,” Sanders said. “I have a problem with men getting their checks and not doing their jobs. I would be too tough as a coach in the NFL because I still have those old-school attributes.”
At present, Sanders is set to continue in his role as Colorado’s head coach for the 2024 season.
Nonetheless, there’s a compelling case to be made for having a figure like Deion Sanders patrolling the NFL sidelines.