Let's take another trip to the wonderful land of the hypothetical.
"Yes, I do," Jones said on KRLD-FM. "Deion had such catch-up speed, and he had real good centerfield ability, and I mean that in baseball term but in football sense. He could really play the ball and he had such the ability to get in position to play the ball."
"Now, you're talking about the greatest cover guy maybe that's ever played this game," Jones continued. " ... But I do think he could do a real good job on Johnson. Johnson's going to get some probably, but I think he could do a great job."
Sanders himself could have been the impetus behind the question to Jones. On Monday, presumably responding to people asking him the same question, Sanders tweeted that the eras aren't comparable:
Deion has spoken. Let's return to reality.
*Catch Sanders on Thursday when he joins "NFL AM," which starts at 6 a.m. ET on NFL Network. *