Ex-NFLer Sean Salisbury makes pitch to replace Shannon Sharpe

Shannon Sharp may be tired of working with Skip Bayless, but one former NFL player is already trying to fill Sharp’s spot on Fox Sports 1’s Undisputed.

Sean Salisbury, host of the Salisbury Show at Houston’s Sports Talk 790, tweeted Wednesday night that he would be happy to have the chance to be Bayless’s next co-host.

“@FS1 I’ll pay for that audition and fight Skip myself. Move the needle!” Mr Salisbury tweeted.

Salisbury, 60, who retired from playing for ESPN, spent a short 40-game NFL career in the 1980s and 1990s primarily as a backup quarterback, during which time he started for the Colts, Vikings and Robinsons. Only played 12 games. charger. He also played in the CFL.

Sean Salisbury, 2008

Earlier in the day, The Post’s Ryan Glasspiegel reported that Sharp and Fox Sports, the parent company of FS1, which broadcasts “Undisputed,” had reached an agreement to acquire the company.

Sharpe’s final show is set to take place after the 2023 NBA Finals close in June.

Sharp’s popular podcast “Club Shay Shay,” which has a large audience on social media and YouTube, will also be leaving Fox Sports, a person familiar with the matter told the Post.

Some Fox colleagues were surprised by the departure of Sharp, 54, a three-time Super Bowl champion and Hall of Famer.

Sharp won two Super Bowls with the Broncos and one with the Ravens.

Sharp was co-host on ‘Undisputed’ after controversial sports talk 71-year-old Bayless left his ESPN ‘First Take’ partnership with Stephen A. Smith to join FS1 in 2016. I made a clear choice to participate.

“We are stunned by the news that Shannon Sharp is leaving Undisputed. He spoke on radio’s “The Odd Couple”. “I thought he and Skip Bayless were at least at a point where they could coexist, but apparently not.”

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