- Aaron Rodgers shared another funny moment with “Jeopardy!” contestants.
- Rodgers admonished the contestants playing for not knowing an answer about his Green Bay Packers.
- During his brief stint with the show, Rodgers has made a strong case to keep the gig.
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Aaron Rodgers is having a ton of fun during his stint as a guest host on “Jeopardy!”
After Rodgers shared a comical moment with a contestant on his first episode working the job, another clip that made the rounds online brought out a laugh from the Packers quarterback.
Rodgers read off a relatively simple clue to the contestants: “In the 1960s, these midwesterners earned five NFL championship trophies.”
No one was able to come up with the correct answer: Rodgers’ own Green Bay Packers.
When the next question got a correct answer (the Boston Celtics), Rodgers joked with the contestants, “Oh you know that one, huh?”
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Given his knack for the gig, it might be time to start wondering if Rodgers might actually be in the running to take over as host permanently. Leading up to his debut as a guest host, Rodgers said repeatedly in interviews that he wanted the job.
“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,” Rodgers told The Ringer’s Claire McNear. “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 would love to be the host of ‘Jeopardy!’ yes,” Rodgers told Pat McAfee.
Rodgers has also already earned high praise for both his preparation and performance as temporary host of “Jeopardy!”
“Aaron Rodgers came in so prepared it was unbelievable,” executive producer Michael Richards told McNear. “He approached this like he was breaking down game footage. He watched a ton of episodes and he came in with questions like, ‘Now if this happens, how do I deal with it?’ And I was like, ‘Well, that doesn’t really happen.’ And he said, ‘I saw one! I want to know because I want to be prepared.’ He came in prepared like an MVP quarterback would for a huge game.”
Rodgers wants the gig, and the producers of the show seem impressed with his performance so far. While there are still a few more guest hosts to take their turn on the podium, it feels like Rodgers’ might have a chance at holding on to the job long-term if things continue to go well.