Aaron Rodgers believes he could host Jeopardy! and continue football career

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Aaron Rodgers has at least one more NFL season in him, and at least one more NFL season with the Packers. But while his NFL future beyond this season is in question, the quarterback would love nothing better than a future of questions.

Rodgers began a two-week stint as the guest host of Jeopardy! on Monday.

He told The Pat McAfee Show on Monday he would love to become the full-time host and would even shave his facial hair if that’s what it took to step into Alex Trebek’s large shoes.

“If that was a (prerequisite) to get the full-time gig,” Rodgers said, “(I would) have no problem with it. No problem.”

However, while a permanent position on the job could help Rodgers control his football future, Rodgers told The Ringer he thinks it’s possible to do both — play football and host Jeopardy! — because the schedules wouldn’t overlap.

“I don’t think I’d need to give up football to do it,” Rodgers told The Ringer. “They film 46 days a year. I worked 187 this year in Green Bay. That gives me, eh—[pauses]—178 days to do Jeopardy! So I feel like I could fit 46 into that 178 and make it work. It would be a dream job for sure, and I’m not shy at all about saying I want the job. That’s how I went into it. I want an opportunity to be in the mix.

“I feel like I bring something different to the stage. I’m the youngest of any of the guest hosts. I’d be the youngest host of just about any major game show. I bring an audience from the NFL, and I feel like I appeal to nerdy people, too, because I was a nerd in high school and got caught in that weird phase of wanting to be a jock and an athlete and also really caring about getting good grades. And at the same time, there’s not many bigger fans of the show than me. I’ve been watching it for years and years and years. I respect the show and appreciate the history of it, and also there’s my background of stepping in for a legend and their footsteps. I feel like all that combined makes me a pretty good candidate.”

In Monday’s episode, a contestant on final Jeopardy! who couldn’t come up with the correct answer instead took a shot at the Packers’ decision to kick a late field goal in the NFC Championship Game.

34 responses to “Aaron Rodgers believes he could host Jeopardy! and continue football career

  1. As much as I may/may not have ragged on Rodgers in the past: I’d absolutely start watching Jeaprody if this happened.

  2. Can he not? After watching watching tonight, be might be the most boring host EVER on that show… I was hoping this would work out, but he was incredibly monotone and absolutely flavorless!

  3. I haven’t watched Jeopardy in years, mainly because I hate missing so many (if not most) of the questions on the episodes. I decided to catch tonight’s show to see how Aaron would do. I thought he did OK. Did anyone else watch his first episode today? If so, how do you think he did on his first episode?

  4. I’m a fan of Rodgers but this isn’t his gig. I also have watched Jeopardy for nearly 3 decades almost daily. Rodgers was good for a guy who doesn’t do this for a living but Jeopardy should go find a good quiz master that isn’t a celebrity. A young unknown like Trebek was and let him grow into the role. No LeVar Burton, the guy is over 60.

  5. People that say he was great are prisoner of the moment type people, he was average.

  6. I believe he can do it. I hope he gets it, and does great! And though I wish no injuries on old Aaron, I hope his NFL career takes a nose dive

  7. Well, Aaron put me to sleep. His voice was more boring than the Baylor v Gonzaga game tonight.

  8. He was very average as the host of Jeopardy. Why go from being the Aaron Rodgers of the NFL, to the Daniel Jones of game show hosts?

  9. Rodgers … “The answer is, who is the most overhyped one-time champion QB in NFL history”?

  10. Yep, Aaron’s no star as a host of Jeopardy…that’s the real truth. And, the hairdo….wow, no wokeness to it….. low energy….ultra cool

  11. For those who don’t get the entertainment biz– the first show is never the best– it’s like training camp– this week will be preseason. Watch next week before you judge. It takes time to get comfortable and not so self aware.

  12. It was only one show. He’ll need a little time to grow into it. That being said, however, he wasn’t very good. Only Dr Oz has been worse to this point.

  13. He won’t have to worry about that. He is horrible and they will NEVER offer him the job full time

  14. With Aaron, it’s always about the money or personal achievements.

    Maybe if he stopped worrying about the money and his personal stats all the time, he’d actually enjoy life more and get better results on the field for his team.

    Just sayin’…

  15. Needs to end the monotone voice. I think he is enjoying himself but it does not sound like he is.

  16. superica14 says:
    April 6, 2021 at 1:33 am
    For those who don’t get the entertainment biz– the first show is never the best– it’s like training camp– this week will be preseason. Watch next week before you judge. It takes time to get comfortable and not so self aware.

    _________

    Thanks for educating us lowly rubes, Hollywood.

  17. Aaron crushed it for his first show of his 10 show stint as host. Aaron has said he wanted to honor the legacy of Alex Trebek. Anyone who watched Jeopardy when Alex was the host knows that the show has always had a very subdued tone. It’s not meant to be a lively atmosphere. Alex read everything very clearly and he never was overly excited as it is again a subdued style game show. The the contestants need to hear the text clearly and be in a rather quite environment to be able to think and answer.

    Aaron did a great job honoring Alex’s legacy, while adding a little of his own flair at times when it is appropriate to do so, like in the interview of contestants segment.

    Aaron is the Packers leader and will be for at least 2 more years. If he is offered the Jeopardy gig then as he said he can tape shows in the offseason of the NFL.

    I actually think Aaron will retire from football at the end of his Packers career. He will then be married and has talked about Shailene and he having children in the future.

    The present is the most important as far as football goes. Aaron is the Packers leader now and will be for the foreseeable future.

    #OneTeamOneNation

    #PackerNation!☝✊

  18. Said the exact same thing a few days ago. There’s no doubt he’s intelligent enough and has the time. The question will be if his personality conveyed on TV fits the show. I don’t get why everyone’s trashing the guy — he’s just promoting the show during a slow NFL media period.

  19. Where you at, Brady fans? You’re missing your opportunity to let us know that TB would be way better at hosting Jeopardy than everyone… including Alex.

  20. I’d like to see Cam Newton get a shot if Aaron doesn’t pan out. I’d tune every night just to see what type of outfit Cam would wear on stage.

  21. Notice that Brady is working hard while Rogers isn’t? Notice? I sure did! 🤔

  22. I watched it. Not a huge fan of Rodgers, but I admit he’s a good QB, and his insurance commercials are funny.

    I thought he did a good job.

    The Final Jeopardy question was cake, and that jack@$$ should have known the answer, even if there was no way he could win. Maybe he realized it, so he decided to have some fun with Aaron and the field goal question.

    Also, PFTknowit, how about you just take a nap or something?

    I’ll watch Aaron again tonight.

  23. He is a faux intellectual and his stint on Jeopardy! will expose that. It is also part of his passive aggressive master plan to get a new deal (but will be exposed as zero leverage). Maddog Russo and Howard today summed it up perfectly on the HSS.

  24. ronniemundsmambo says:
    April 6, 2021 at 7:00 pm
    He is a faux intellectual and his stint on Jeopardy! will expose that. It is also part of his passive aggressive master plan to get a new deal (but will be exposed as zero leverage). Maddog Russo and Howard today summed it up perfectly on the HSS.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    The guy has an eidetic memory or real close to it. When this “Maddog Russo and Howard” were telling you what you think, did they not cover that part? Shocking. Just shocking.

  25. Rodgers is as intelligent as they come. Anyone who professes to know differently is just a jealous hater.

    Next.

  26. he’s clearly a very intelligent host. by far the best of the guest host so far.

  27. Will everyone look at me and pay more attention to me!!!!! My son tried that once and was put in time out. What a Diva

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