Ladies and Gentlemen I am officially announcing “I WILL SUIT UP IN HAWAII” Please let @JerryRice know that a real captain leads by example!
— DeionSanders (@DeionSanders) January 13, 2014
Instantly, people were intrigued to see a 47-year-old Deion Sanders and a 51-year-old Jerry Rice. I’m not quite sure why people were intrigued by this, but they were.
Then, Pro Football Talk spoke with a league source and suddenly all that intrigue was down the drain as the source told them that Sanders would not suit up for the game. But, they would be allowed to do everything else a 40+ man in a coaching role would normally do.
A league spokesman tells PFT that Sanders won’t be playing in the all-star game, but that he and fellow captain Jerry Rice “will be spending the full week with their clubs beyond the draft, attending practices, on the sidelines for gameday.”
Welp, it was fun while it lasted.