Tom Brady gives Shedeur Sanders advice on whether he needs

Tom Brady gives Shedeur Sanders advice on whether he needs Rolls-Royce – USA TODAY

Tom Brady said Monday that he is “so proud” of Colorado quarterback Shedeur Sanders and is “always there for him,” apparently including when it comes to advice on whether he needs a fancy new car.

Does 21-year-old Sanders need a new Rolls-Royce?

Sanders’ father and Colorado coach, Deion Sanders, asked Brady about it on his “Let’s Go!” program on Monday. Podcast on SiriusXM.

“Tom, do you think a student needs a Phantom, like a Rolls-Royce?” asked Deion Sanders, Colorado head coach.

“No, it’s not a phantom,” said Shedeur Sanders, who also appeared on the podcast Monday. “It’s a Rolls-Royce Cullinan.”

“I think he needs to get his (butt) in the film room and spend as much time there as possible,” said Brady, the legendary former NFL quarterback.

“Thanks, Tom,” Deion Sanders said.

“Less time in the car and more time in the film room,” Brady said.

“I saw you had one too, Tom,” Shedeur Sanders said of the car, and sure enough, Brady was seen in one.

“It was just a rental,” Brady said. “Hey, I had a few dollars in my pocket at that point.”

This also applies to Shedeur Sanders, as college athletes are now allowed to make money from their names, images and likenesses. He was also seen driving a Mercedes Maybach. But his recent success and his relationship with Brady are why he and his father appeared on the podcast, where they talked about how Shedeur led Colorado from the brink of defeat on Saturday night, defeating Colorado State 43-35 in double overtime.

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Why Tom Brady is proud of Shedeur Sanders

Colorado trailed by 11 points in the fourth quarter, but later tied the score after Shedeur Sanders drove his team 98 yards for a touchdown and a two-point conversion in the final minute of regulation.

Shedeur later referred to this as “Brady mode,” a reference to his mentor’s crunch-time moxie. Brady previously helped train Shedeur and keeps in touch with him through text messages.

“I’m so proud of him, just watching him grow and mature,” Brady said on the show. “We all start at a certain point and he had a lot of high expectations and he embraced them. I love him and it just makes me proud to see what he does. So I know it’s just the beginning for you and of course this season.”

The show is hosted by sports reporter Jim Gray, a Colorado graduate.

“Shedeur, when you get advice from Tom, how is that different from what you might hear from your coach and your father?” Gray asked.

“When I hear it from my father, I hear it all my life,” Shedeur Sanders replied. “So it’s like most of the time I kind of understand what he’s saying, I would say. But of course it’s just different when I talk to Tom. Because he was actually there and took snapshots. My dad has never been a quarterback.”

“I was there in high school, son,” Deion Sanders said. “Don’t take it down.”

Colorado next plays at Oregon on Saturday in a game televised by ABC. As for “Brady mode,” Brady noted that it’s different these days since his retirement.

“Brady mode for me now is my golf game and cutting 98-yard sand wedges,” Brady said. “As I said on my (Instagram account), I’ve only said once that I want to be in ‘Shedeur mode.’ Because this young man does things.”

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