Who is Aaron Rodgers? This Packers quarterback is getting an opportunity to host 'Jeopardy!'Sporting News — (Joe Rivera)
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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has done it all in the NFL: Super Bowl winner, MVP and, largely, becoming one of the greatest quarterbacks the NFL has ever seen. Now he gets his chance at hosting one of his favorite game shows.
On Tuesday, Rodgers revealed that he is getting an opportunity to guest-host an episode of "Jeopardy!" after the end of the Packers season.
"I may have jumped the gun a little bit, so I apologize to 'Jeopardy!' if they wanted to announce it," Rodgers said, via ESPN. "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, but, man, the show has been so special to me over the years."
Rodgers appeared as a contestant on the show in a celebrity edition in 2015, winning the episode and $50,000, donating the winnings to charity.
Rodgers said that watching "Jeopardy!" and host Alex Trebek were staples of his day while living in Green Bay. Trebek died in November after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer. The show remains one of Rodgers' favorite
Rodgers and the Packers will have a chance to answer the question, "Who is advancing to the 2020 NFC Championship Game?" this weekend when they face the Rams.
Should Rodgers perform well as host — what doesn't he do well, after all? — maybe he can put his hat in the ring as next host of the long-running game show.