Amidst ‘Undisputed’ Controversy, Skip Bayless Crazy Debate on Aaron Rodgers QB Role Lifts the Lid on Potential New Host

Published 06/02/2023, 8:33 AM EDT

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Aaron Rodgers has been the talk of the town during the off-season. First, it was about his darkness retreat and all his other shenanigans to help him decide on a course of action. Then came the retirement and trade speculations wherein every analyst and fan was discussing the possibilities. And, finally, after all of that drama came the decision of Rodgers going to the New York Jets. For a brief moment, fans and analysts were content seeing a happy Rodgers immerse himself into the sports culture of the Big Apple. However, within no time, it has gone back to business as usual. And with Rodgers’ latest injury updates, analysts seem to have enough material to criticize the QB.

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One of the most disorganized critiques of Rodgers has been by Skip Bayless from The Undisputed Show. Recently a parodied clip went viral on Twitter that showcased a funny and disorienting conversation. Who was this conversation between? Skip Bayless, and Skip Bayless.

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Throughout his tenure on Undisputed, Skip Bayless has had very conflicting opinions about Aaron Rodgers. There have been times when he has praised A-Rod. However, there have also been instances during which Skip has been absolutely critical of Rodgers’ actions. Interestingly, an account went on to make an edit wherein it seems like there are two different Skip Bayless critiquing and complimenting Rodgers at the same time.

The video itself showed some hilarious contradictions in terms of how conflicted Bayless is about the QB. Furthermore, the exact timing of this video seems very interesting, considering the recent news about the show itself.

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Just mere hours before this video dropped on Twitter, there has been news about the Undisputed Show. In a stroke of controversy, it seems like Skip Bayless’s host, Shannon Sharpe announced that he will be leaving the show. Sharpe reached a buyout deal with Fox Sports to leave the show after the conclusion of this year’s NBA finals. Interestingly, the two went on to release a recent video that discussed Rodgers’ injury. Bayless was once again critical of the injured QB.

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Skip on Rodgers’ “injury pattern”

The hilariously edited clip of Skip criticizing and praising went viral on Twitter at a very peculiar time. Interestingly, the most recent episode of Undisputed showcased Skip Bayless criticizing Rodgers and comparing him to Tom Brady. When Skip’s co-host, Shannon Sharpe spoke about Rodgers’ injury, Skip mentioned how this seems to be a pattern for the QB. Even though he admitted that he cannot attest to how injured Rodgers might be, he also mentioned that this is very typical of the QB. Skip also referred to the missed effort of connecting with his teammates before the season starts. He cited the example of Tom Brady and the amount of effort he had put into connecting with his receivers.

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While he did not outright criticize Rodgers, Skip made it clear that the QB needs to be putting in more effort, comparable to what Brady did. Only time will tell if Rodgers’ behavior in the OTAs will bring him success in his first season with the Jets.

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Aditya Rajput is a prime-time NFL writer at EssentiallySports, bringing his unique perspective to the world of football. With a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Advertising from a prestigious university, Rajput uses his expertise in human behavior and decision-making to provide insightful analysis of the motivations and strategies of NFL athletes. Rajput is a passionate sports enthusiast who is particularly drawn to the legacy of Tom Brady, whom he considers to be the greatest quarterback in history.
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