“Just So Much Fun” – Aaron Rodgers Open to Full-Time ‘Jeopardy!’ Job Posting

Published 08/21/2021, 8:20 AM EDT


Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers had a busy summer this year, both on and off the football field. The veteran NFL quarterback was involved in a heated contract dispute with his parent organization over the last couple of months. But both parties have come to an agreement that will see Rodgers remain in Wisconsin for at least another year.

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GREEN BAY, WI – DECEMBER 06: Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) is all smiles after a game between the Green Bay Packers and the Philadelphia Eagles at Lambeau Field on December 6, 2020 in Green Bay WI.(Photo by Larry Radloff/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

That issue aside, Aaron Rodgers was also invited to serves as guest host on the popular American game show ‘Jeopardy!’. He was appointed as a replacement for Alex Trebek and served as guest host on 10 episodes of the series in the offseason. But following the exit of Mike Richards, Rodgers has left the door open for a future full-time stint as the host of ‘Jeopardy!’.

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Aaron Rodgers is open to taking full-time Jeopardy! job

Speaking to NFL Network reporter Adam Schein in a recent interview, Aaron Rodgers spoke about his aspirations to take on a full-time job as ‘Jeopardy!’ host.

“Yeah, I definitely would’ve. I mean, if they would have figured out a way to make it work with my schedule, yeah, for sure. That was so much fun. That was just so much fun.”

“I spent a lot of time studying and getting ready for it. I definitely wanted it, was interested in finding a way to make it work with my schedule and their schedule and filming. But I had such a blast. I have zero regrets with how it all went. It was such a special environment. It was surreal to be on that stage.”

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GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN – DECEMBER 19: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers warms up prior to the game against the Carolina Panthers at Lambeau Field on December 19, 2020 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)

“When you’re just a super Jeopardy! fan like I am, it’s just so special to be on that stage, to be in that environment when you know you’re walking in the footsteps of legends.”

“There was a lot of those moments being on stage thinking about Alex (Trebek), and how much he meant to me and so many people worldwide who spent their evenings with him for so many years,” Rodgers told Schein via the official NFL website.

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For now, Rodgers is focused on making a mark with the Packers in what is being termed as his ‘last dance’ at Lambeau Field. Only time will tell if the reigning NFL MVP can go out on a high before moving away in search of a new challenge.

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Daniel Arambur

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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