Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers seems all but destined to win a third MVP award, and the team is poised for a deep playoff run. What could be next for the star quarterback?
I’ll take “celebrity guest host on Jeopardy” for $500, Aaron.
In the wake of Alex Trebek’s tragic death, the longstanding game show Jeopardy will feature a variety of guest hosts as the program decides its future going forward. Aaron Rodgers, who appeared as a contestant on the celebrity version of the program, will be one of those honored with hosting the prestigious program.
Rodgers excitedly broke the news on his weekly appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show.”
“I think I may have jumped the gun a little bit so I apologize to Jeopardy if they wanted to announce it, I just got so excited on the show earlier. It 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,” Rodgers said.
Rodgers first appeared on the program in 2015, where he competed against entrepreneur “Mr. Wonderful” Kevin O’Leary and astronaut (and now senator) Mark Kelly. Rodgers, as he often does, beat out his opponents and earned his charity, Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, $50,000.
For Rodgers, a huge fan of Jeopardy, this is an extreme honor.
“The show has been so special to me over the years,” Rodgers said. “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 I mean that was a dream come true, it really was, to be on there, to get to meet Alex was just such a special moment, and we’re all obviously sad about his passing.”
Other guest stars include former longstanding contestant Ken Jennings and a rumored appearance from former Today anchor Katie Couric.
The future of the game show is still to be determined, but Packers fans can delight in seeing their star quarterback add one more cool thing to his resume.
For now, I’ll take “beating the Rams and advancing to the NFCCG” for three dollars, please.Matt Hendershott is a Packers fan and Miller High Life enthusiast from Northwest Ohio. He has a Master of Arts in Media and Communication from Bowling Green State University. You can follow him on Twitter @MattHendershott.