Former 49ers cornerback is joining forces... with Skip Bayless?

If anyone could put Skip Bayless in his place, it's Richard Sherman.
Richard Sherman on the Prime Video Thursday Night Football
Richard Sherman on the Prime Video Thursday Night Football / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Former 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman is going to be part of FS1's "Undisputed" alongside Skip Bayless, per reports.

Once the No. 1 enemy of San Francisco 49ers fans everywhere, All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman quicky turned into a fan-favorite after jumping ship from the Seattle Seahawks to join the Niners in 2018, helping get the red and gold to the Super Bowl the following year and earning a Pro Bowl honor during his three-year tenure back in the Bay Area.

Sherman departed after the 2020 season and played only a small stint with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before transitioning over to the broadcasting/analysis side of things, particularly on Thursday Night Football on Amazon Prime.

Effectively already admitting that his playing days are behind him, it's likely fans will see more of Sherman in the media.

And there's one shock-jock show he'll be joining (and we can't wait to see him on it).

Richard Sherman to take over for Shannon Sharpe on FS1's 'Undisputed,' per report

For those who always appreciate a hot take, tuning into FS1's Undisputed with Skip Bayless and Pro Football Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe was must-watch television.

But Sharpe departed earlier this year, leaving a void in the sometimes-heated discussions opposite Bayless.

Skip Bayless, Shannon Sharpe
Skip Bayless, Shannon Sharpe / Nicholas Hunt/GettyImages

Well, look to no one else other than Sherman to fill the void.

According to the New York Post's Andrew Marchand, Sherman will be teaming up with Bayless on the show, primarily during footbal season.

Per the report:

"Richard Sherman is joining FS1 to spar with Skip Bayless on “Undisputed” in the wake of Shannon Sharpe’s departure from the program, The Post has learned.

Sherman will go at it with Bayless on around 50-100 shows per year, mostly during football season.

He will remain on Amazon Prime Video’s “Thursday Night Football” studio show."

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As far as putting Bayless, a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan, in his place on a regular basis, Sherman couldn't be a better choice.

All it will take is one instance where Sherman points out just how wrong Bayless is, and Niners fans will be thanking "Uncle Sherm" once again for his efforts.

It'll be good television to watch, surpsingly, and we probably wouldn't have tuned in if it was someone else taking Sharpe's spot.

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