Richard Sherman Joining Undisputed With Skip Bayless; Replacing Shannon Sharpe

Getty Image


Former NFL player Keyshawn Johnson closing in on joining Skip Bayless on Undisputed, per John Ourand of Sports Business Journal.

In addition to Keyshawn, Michael Irvin appears to have a role as well.

Original Story:

Former NFL cornerback Richard Sherman is poised to join FS1 hit show “Undisputed” as a regular co-debater opposite polarizing sports commentator Skip Bayless.

The New York Post’s Andrew Marchand reported that Sherman’s addition to the show comes on the heels of Shannon Sharpe’s departure, and is set to infuse new energy into the program’s fiery debates.

The forthcoming pairing of Sherman and Bayless promises to deliver fiery exchanges and passionate arguments, reminiscent of the show’s signature style.

The decision to bring in Sherman reflects FS1’s commitment to maintaining the show’s captivating dynamic and engaging content.

Sources tell Marchand that Sherman will feature in approximately 50 to 100 episodes per year, predominantly during the football season when discussions around the sport are at their peak.

Notably, Sherman’s involvement with “Undisputed” does not signal his complete departure from his current professional commitments.

The talented cornerback will continue his presence on Amazon Prime Video’s “Thursday Night Football” studio show, where his insightful analysis and on-field expertise have been highly valued by viewers and colleagues alike.

While Sherman’s contract with FS1 has yet to be officially signed, all parties involved have reportedly reached an agreement in principle.

In addition to the news surrounding Sherman’s participation, rumors have circulated that FS1 is also expressing interest in former NFL player Keyshawn Johnson.

Last week, Skip Bayless himself took to his podcast to unveil another noteworthy guest for “Undisputed.” Acclaimed rapper Lil Wayne is set to join the show’s debating club, making appearances on Fridays.

Interestingly, Sherman’s upcoming collaboration with Bayless is a reconciliation of sorts, considering their past argument on Bayless’ previous show, “First Take,” over a decade ago on ESPN.

The two, who once clashed on screen, are now ready to join forces.