Deion Sanders leaves NFL Network

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Deion Sanders is no longer at NFL Network.

Sanders is leaving the league-owned cable channel, John Ourand of Sports Business Journal.

Although Sanders has received plenty of criticism in recent days for his comments about players opting out of the season because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ourand reports that it was Sanders who opted to leave at the expiration of his contract.

Sanders was one of the longest-tenured commentators at NFL Network. He has said he aspires to go into coaching and even claimed he will be a college football head coach in 2021.

30 responses to “Deion Sanders leaves NFL Network

  1. lmao

    he got fired because nfl fearful of lawsuits. If someone dies
    from Covid19, his comments would be cited as an nfl employee.

  2. Great news! Now take Michael Irvin with you.
    At present, I rarely watch anything on NFL Network outside of live games and NFL Films content.
    Perhaps Deion can get a job as tackling coach on an English badminton team.

  3. Sanders was truly a great DB, if not much of a tackler. As a talking head, and media personality, I’ve never been able to reconcile the large ego with his proclaimed high-intensity Christianity. Some humility would go a long way.

    Supposedly he’s a great mentor and has a positive impact on a lot of lives. So kudos, if that’s the case.

    I can’t imagine him as a head coach. Well, he has the ego. Can he yell and verbally abuse his players enough to be considered a good college coach?

  4. Great player. Obnoxious person. I’m happy to see him go. Frankly, I’d love to see if he could coach though. He’d have to put up or shut up.

  5. Good bye ‘slime time”. You leave your NFL Network job with the same number of tackles as in you NFL career-zero ! Can you take Michael Irvin & Rich Eisen with you …..please.

  6. “We gon’ be alright, baby,” Sanders said. … I promise you that.”

    163,533 and counting.

  7. “Can you take Michael Irvin & Rich Eisen with you …..please.”

    Please do not insult Rich Eisen by putting him the same category as Michael Irvin and Deion Sanders.

  8. actually used to like his shtick some years ago – and he sort of helped build that post-game Sunday night highlight show. You could also tell that the young stars all respected him.

    But over the years I think he stopped watching all the games, and became something closer to a celebrity reporter, not an NFL guy. And the show itself suffered too, stopped watching it.

  9. He probably has a job lined up. I stopped listening to him years ago, but it wouldnt surprise me if he became a successful coach. Not too many guys in history were spectacular in one pro sport and at least average in a second one. Id say he was more accomplished than even the great Bo Jackson (compare their baseball careers if you disagree). Bottom line….I dont think Deion would ever fail for lack of work ethic.

  10. Life will go on without you is very accurate. That’s reality. The problem with his comment is that there are players who could be at greater risks by going out and playing. Those players who opted out should not be seen in public during the season or that sends a bad message.

  11. Sanders comments…coming from a guy who couldn’t commit to one team because his ego told him he needed to play two sports. what a joke

  12. murphyslaw40 says:
    August 11, 2020 at 11:42 am
    “Can you take Michael Irvin & Rich Eisen with you …..please.”

    Please do not insult Rich Eisen by putting him the same category as Michael Irvin and Deion Sanders.

    59 4 Rate This

    Honestly, Eisen plays to the level of the room. Sometimes he’s fantastic, but that’s when he’s playing off someone else on the same wavelength. Haven’t seen too much of that on NFL Network, a lot of flat unenthusiastic conversations. I bet Eisen and Romo would give Summerall/Madden a run as best of all time if they could get paired up on Monday Nights.

  13. The way that NFLN fawned over Sanders as ‘royalty’ was over the top. There is no shortage of ex-players on NFLN who believe they are football gods

  14. Years ago I enjoyed watching the Sunday night wrap-up with Deion. He had watched the games, knew what he was talking about and was entertaining. But that stopped quickly. He fell in love with the sound of his own voice and his catch phrases. It was clear he wasn’t doing the work, and it was just embarrassing the way he’d talk street with football players.

    The worst was on the NFLN panel shows when he and Irvin would just babble on, talking over each other and everybody else so you had no idea what was being said. Eisen used to somewhat control that, but when they were on with Chris Rose, forget it. Just unwatchable. I will still sometimes watch the NFLN pregame show, but I haven’t watched their postgame stuff for years. With Deion gone, I might have to at least check it out.

    I have to admit Eisen has started to wear out his welcome with me. Used to watch his show on the Audience channel every weekday, but he fell too much in love with his own voice too. And his weird expressions, like constantly saying he’d “proffer to say,” trying (and failing) to sound educated. Haven’t seen him since his show left Audience and can’t say I miss him much.

  15. There is a God! Best news I’ve heard in a long time. First and foremost among the long list of things I won’t miss with Sanders leaving are the annoying ass kissing interviews he does at the NFL draft. I literally leave the room immediately..,, good riddance

  16. I always wondered what kind of person he was in public? Has anyone ever met him and how was he?

  17. I just always have looked at Deion as perhaps the greatest athlete who ever lived. He was a really good pro baseball player who played against men who did it 12 months a year. Deion did it part time. Deion was the best cover CB ever. He could be put in at WR and immediately change the game. His kick returns were incredible too. He’s done all he can do at NFL Network. He’ll get into coaching, and no doubt, succeed at that too. Sometimes I listen to what he’s saying, but he’s just talking. That’s what he’s paid to do. Have an opinion. I really don’t take the TV work all that seriously. Like I said, I just see the greatest athlete of all time. As a sports fan, it’s hard not to like this guy.

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