Ever since the sudden departure of Shannon Sharpe from FS1’s popular “Undisputed” show, many have wondered who would be filling his seat as Skip Bayless’ partner.
We finally have our answer – and many people aren’t happy about it.
Former All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman has agreed to join Bayless as a regular partner on the popular sports debate show. The announcement comes after years of public feuding between Sherman and Bayless, making this partnership a bit of a shock.
While the contract has yet to be officially signed, both parties have reportedly agreed on the terms. Sherman will reportedly appear on “50-100 shows per year” (that’s a pretty wide range, huh?)
He will also remain on Amazon Prime Video’s “Thursday Night Football” studio show.
NEWS: Richard Sherman will join Undisputed to verbally spar with Skip Bayless, The Post has learned. https://t.co/ffX3gf3Sll
— Andrew Marchand (@AndrewMarchand) August 7, 2023
The feud between Sherman and Bayless goes back to Sherman’s playing days, when the outspoken sports personality did not hold back in his criticisms of the Seattle Seahawks legend.
Sherman had been a target of Bayless’ criticism on multiple occasions, and the tension escalated when Sherman made an appearance on First Take alongside Stephen A Smith.
During that appearance, Sherman did not mince words, referring to Skip Bayless as “worthless” and questioning his accomplishments in the world of sports.
In response, Bayless defended his own contributions, claiming that his hosting and other ventures had made significant contributions to football.
“[Skip], address me as ‘All-Pro Stanford graduate’ because those are accomplishments you can aspire to, you will never accomplish… In my 24 years of life, I’m better at life than you.”
Richard Sherman to Skip Bayless in 2013 😳
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPoints) August 7, 2023
The unexpected reconciliation between Sherman and Bayless has left fans curious about what this partnership will bring to the show.
Undisputed, known for its fiery debates and controversial takes, is set to benefit from the addition of a player’s perspective, especially one as accomplished and experienced as Sherman.
As the NFL season approaches and Undisputed prepares to return to TV screens, viewers can expect heated discussions and passionate arguments between Sherman and Bayless.
Whether this unlikely partnership will be a success remains to be seen, but one thing is for certain: the dynamics on the show are about to change, and fans will be eagerly watching to see how it all unfolds.
What are your thoughts on Sherman coming aboard the Undisputed team?
Will he be as good as Sharpe? (Although he certainty wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea.)
If you could place anyone in that role, who would it be?