Skip Bayless is someone who is definitely known as being a huge hater. Overall, he likes to hate those who are great at what they do. For instance, he has had a long history when it comes to critiquing LeBron James. Although LeBron has never actually addressed Skip, the Undisputed host continues to give his hot takes. Ultimately, Skip's attitude has earned him quite a number of fans, and double the number of detractors. At this point, however, it should be obvious that Bayless' job is to be a troll.
Despite his reputation as a hater, there are certainly some athletes that he absolutely loves. One of them is none other than Lamar Jackson. The Ravens quarterback was recently hit with the non-exclusive franchise tag, and there isn't a single team that is offering a contract. It feels like there is some sort of collusion going on, although it is extremely hard to prove that. Either way, Bayless is dumbfounded by what is going on. In fact, Bayless urged teams throughout the NFL to offer sheet Jackson. In his mind, if anyone can turn a franchise around, it is Lamar.
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"Every team that needed a QB or still needs one is a fool for not jumping on an available Lamar," Bayless said. "He's a gamer, he's a leader and would take over the face of a franchise." The issue with Jackson is certainly not his talent, the real issue lies in his injury history. He has yet to complete a full 17-game season, with playoffs to boot. His style of play lends itself to an increased risk of injury, and it has put him in a precarious spot. However, he is still a phenomenal player and a lot of teams need an upgrade at the quarterback position.
At the time of writing this, it seems like the Ravens and Jackson are at a stalemate. Jackson will have to start the season with them, and at this point, the relationship is definitely a bit fractured. However, this is a great opportunity for him. If he plays the entire season and even wins some playoff games, then maybe they will finally give him that massive contract.