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Skip Bayless Will Make More Money At FOX Than These Star Athletes

Skip Bayless is leaving ESPN for a whole lot of cash. 

The hot take artist will reportedly be paid $26 million over four years at Fox Sports. His deal will pay him $5.5 million a year and he's receiving a $4 million signing bonus. 

ESPN reportedly offered him a deal in the range of $4 million/year. 

">April 28, 2016

So, yes, this means that Bayless will be making more money than most of the athletes he talks about.

He'll be making more money than the following sports stars are this year:

  • Bryce Harper - $5 million
  • Manny Machado - $5 million
  • Damian Lillard - $4.2 million
  • Odell Beckham Jr. - $2.8 million
  • The No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft
  • Jacob Degrom - $607,000
  • Gerrit Cole - $541,000

It must be nice to be Skip.