Aaron Rodgers is the quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, but that’s not the only job he’s interested in. We’re not talking about a potential trade elsewhere, either.
The MVP quarterback was a guest host for Jeopardy! this offseason. Rodgers was one of several guest hosts to fill in following the loss of legendary host Alex Trebek, who passed away from cancer.
Jeopardy! recently announced that executive producer Mike Richards would take over full-time hosting duties. However, Richards stepped down from the position following a story about his past remarks and behavior by The Ringer.
Rodgers was recently asked if he would accept the full-time hosting job if offered. He had a very honest response.
“Yeah, I definitely would’ve,” Rodgers told Adam Schein. “I mean, if they would have figured out a way to make it work with my schedule, yeah, for sure.”
It would’ve been very interesting to see Rodgers handling both jobs.
— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) August 20, 2021
NFL fans have taken to Twitter to react to the admission.
“Interesting juxtaposition. You have some QBs who love the game, almost to the point that they would have to be carried out. Then you have Rodgers. Incredible arm talent – but it’s a bit odd when he was *that* close to leaving the game,” one fan wrote.
“By next year he’d be demanding a trade to Wheel of Fortune,” another fan joked.
“There’s still time!!” wrote one fan, who noted that the full-time hosting job is back on the market.
Aaron Rodgers to the Packers after finding out the Jeopardy job is back open pic.twitter.com/JjzzNL0M9E
— Cherchez La Femme (@FrankieVtotheD) August 20, 2021
Aaron Rodgers waking up today with a big decision pic.twitter.com/UJVASKASC8
— Bally Sports (@BallySports) August 20, 2021
Of course, Rodgers could both play in the NFL and host Jeopardy! However, it’s fair to wonder if the job is still open in 2022, would Rodgers just retire and pursue the gig full-time?
Packers fans don’t have to worry about that for now, though. Rodgers has said he is 100 percent committed to the team in 2021.
The Packers open the season on Sunday, Sept. 12 against the Saints.
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