Packers QB Rodgers to guest host ‘Jeopardy!’
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will have another opportunity to show off his talents.
It will not be on the football field though, since the former MVP announced on The Pat McAfee Show that he will be a guest host on Jeopardy.
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) January 12, 2021
Rodgers said that one of his childhood idols was the late, great Alex Trebek, so this is likely something that No. 12 has wanted to cross off his to-do list for some time.
“The show has been so special to me over the years,” Rodgers said Tuesday. “It’s been a staple at my house here in Green Bay for the last 16 years — 6 o’clock, watching Alex and trying to get as many questions as I can. 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.”
It has not been officially announced that he will host, so we’ll just have to take Rodgers at his word on this one.
“We all have so much love and affection I think for what (Trebek’s) meant to just that half hour, that 22 minutes of our lives on a daily basis for those of us who are big fans of the show,” Rodgers said. “To be able to be a guest host is really, really special for me. I can’t wait for the opportunity.”
Rodgers won a game of ‘Celebrity Jeopardy’ back in 2015 and donated his $50,000 prize to the MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer). Lucky for him he did not have to go up against Burt Reynolds and Sean Connery.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.