After weeks and weeks of speculation, “Undisputed” has finally found its replacement for Shannon Sharpe, who recently left the show after seemingly having enough of controversial analyst Skip Bayless.
Although there seemed to be plenty of candidates being floated around as Sharpe’s successor on the show, the show has decided to go with another outspoken former NFL star that Fox Sports believes will be able to go toe-to-toe with Bayless on a regular basis.
According to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post via Ari Meirov, Fox Sports has named former Seattle Seahawks star Richard Sherman as someone that will be on the show, frequently debating with Bayless on all sorts of topics in professional sports.
Richard Sherman has reached an agreement to become a part of FS1's "Undisputed" after Shannon Sharpe's departure. Sherman will debate Skip Bayless around 50-100 times per year, primarily during football season, per @AndrewMarchand.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) August 7, 2023
With Sherman only set to appear 50 to 100 times per year alongside Bayless, he might not be the long-term answer for the show, as Fox Sports could be ready to mix things up or give Sherman an extended audition to win the job on a long-term basis.
As Marchand points out in his article, former ESPN analyst and NFL player Keyshawn Johnson has also gotten some consideration to be on the show, and more names could surface as it starts to evolve with the new format.
It’ll be interesting to see what other analysts and/or former professional athletes make appearances on the show to do battle with Bayless, as things could get interesting moving forward, with the network wanting to get more voices involved rather than just the traditional two.NEXT: Chris Broussard Names 1 Bigger Threat To Chiefs Than The Bengals