Shedeur Sanders opted not to declare for the 2024 NFL Draft, but he’s confident he’d be the first quarterback taken off the board if he had.

In an interview with Sports Illustrated’s Brice Butler in Las Vegas ahead of Super Bowl LVIII, the Colorado signal-caller and son of Buffalos head coach Deion Sanders called himself the best quarterback in college football right now.

“I’m biased, but I don’t see a quarterback that’s better than me,” Sanders said. “I don’t see a quarterback that went through as much adversity as me, that had four (offensive coordinators) in four years.


“Coming from an HBCU, coming to a Power 5 (program), having real pressure on me. A lot of people don’t understand, that’s a lot more adversity than you think just even being the son of Deion Sanders.”

USC’s Caleb Williams is widely projected to be the first quarterback selected in the 2024 draft, followed by North Carolina’s Drake Maye. Some have also touted LSU quarterback and 2023 Heisman Trophy winner Jayden Daniels as a potential top-five pick.

Sheuder, who will return to Colorado in 2024, completed 69.3% of his passes for 3,230 yards with 27 touchdowns and just three interceptions in 11 games for the Buffaloes last season.