Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie Javon Hagan has the perfect response to Skip Bayless. The ESPN personality shaded his NFL debut in the NFC championship against the Green Bay Packers.
Buccaneers safety Antoine Winfield Jr. was out of the game due to an injury. Tampa Bay brought in the unproven Hagan from the practice squad to take his place. Bayless took issue with the team bringing in Hagan for the game. He voiced his displeasure and criticism on social media during the game.
“Antoine Winfield Jr. has been replaced on the active roster by Javon Hagan, an undrafted rookie from Ohio off the practice squad. Not from THE Ohio State. Just Ohio. Just makes me SICK,” Bayless tweeted.
Meanwhile, Hagan played for 10 snaps on coverage and return. By the end of the game, the Buccaneers took home the championship and are headed to the Super Bowl. Hagan shared both his debut and first NFC victory in style. He held the trophy in the locker room and even had a message for Bayless.
“Woke up today as a NFC champion,” Hagan tweeted. He also shared a picture of himself cradling the NFC trophy in response to Bayless.
Skip Bayless Celebrates
Of course, Skip Bayless doesn’t appear to be sad. In fact, the ESPN personality celebrated the Buccaneers. Bayless posted a video of himself wearing a Tom Brady jersey and dancing. Right now, Bayless has a lot to celebrate. This is just the second time in NFL history that Tampa Bay made it to the Super Bowl.
Their first trip was all the way back in 2003, in which they beat the Oakland Raiders. Meanwhile, Brady has also made history and proven doubters wrong again. The quarterback will be the oldest quarterback to make the big game. This will also be his 10th time in the Super Bowl, more than any other player.
“Guys came through. Everyone stepped up to the challenge,” Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady said during his post-game interview. “Football’s the ultimate team sport and everybody plays a role. I’m just so proud of this whole team.”
If he wins, Brady will tie Peyton Manning as one of only two NFL quarterbacks to win a Super Bowl on two different teams.