With Aaron Rodgers back and healthy, the New York Jets can address other needs at No. 46, but it will be tough to pass up on Shedeur Sanders who had the Colorado Buffaloes as the talk of the college football world earlier in the season.
Although the Buffaloes came down to earth, Sanders remained one of college football’s most hyped-up quarterbacks because of what he did on the field despite playing behind an offensive line that had him scrambling for his life. But when given time to throw, Sanders is patient, he finds favorable matchups and he is efficient. He can also take off out of the pocket if nothing is there.
Along with his good size, Sanders also has that swagger and confidence that makes him an intriguing option for any NFL team. What else would you expect from the son of Deion Sanders right?
Highlighted by a 400-yard passing performance against Stanford in 2023, Sanders threw for a total of 3,230 yards with 27 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. His poise is what stuck out throughout the season and his ability to perform late in games under pressure. That was showcased in a 43-35 double overtime win against Colorado State earlier in the season in which Sanders went “Brady Mode” while leading his team to victory.
In all, Sanders is the right kind of young quarterback to have playing behind Rodgers assuming the Zach Wilson experiment is over. With this pick, the Jets will be thinking life after Rodgers and perhaps finally doing things the right way at the quarterback position when it comes to glooming young players to eventually step in and be a leader on offense.