The Next “Jeopardy!” Guest Host … Who Is Aaron Rodgers?
Rodgers will be quarterbacking something other than a football team this offseason
After the NFL season is over, Aaron Rodgers will be quarterbacking something other than a football team.
Appearing on The Pat McAfee Show on SiriusXM, the Green Bay Packers quarterback told the former punter he would be serving as a guest host on Jeopardy! during the offseason.
Rodgers, who is preparing for a playoff game against the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday in Green Bay, then apologized for making the announcement as the decision had only recently been finalized.
“I may have jumped the gun a little bit, so I apologize to Jeopardy! if they wanted to announce it,” Rodgers said, according to The Associated Press. “I just got so excited on the show earlier. It kind of just went down the last couple of days, us figuring it out. It is very exciting. It’s for the offseason. We’ll be even more excited when that opportunity gets a little closer.”
The two-time MVP was a winning “Celebrity Jeopardy!” contestant in 2015 and called the show a “staple” at his Green Bay home for the last 16 years.
“The show has been so special to me over the years,” Rodgers said. “When the opportunity came up in 2015, that was a dream come true. It really was. To be on there, to get to meet Alex was just such a special moment. We’re all obviously sad about his passing.”
Rodgers, 37, had an exceptional season on the field after a couple of down years and is the favorite to win the MVP award, so don’t expect him to trade in his Packers uniform for a shirt and tie anytime soon. But let’s see how the guest-hosting gig goes.
The program has not decided on a permanent replacement for Alex Trebek, who died of cancer in November, and is instead going to use a series of interim hosts to replace the game show legend. Record-holding Jeopardy! contestant Ken Jennings made his debut as host on an episode that aired Monday.
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