Aaron Rodgers, the quarterback for the Green Bay Packers announced on the The Pat McAfee Show in January 2021 that he’ll be a special host for the popular game show Jeopardy!
The original host of the show, Alex Trebek, passed away on November 8, 2020, at age 80 from pancreatic cancer. Aaron said he will be one of the many people chosen to replace Alex as a special host for the show.
“They’re doing some guest hosting spots, and it’s going to be released here pretty soon,” Rodgers said, during the show. “I had the opportunity to do one of those.”
There has not been a specific date given for when he’ll appear on the show, but Trebek’s final episode has already aired and the guest hosts are beginning to appear. Starting with Jeopardy! champion, Ken Jennings who has done six weeks worth of episodes.
Rodgers has also played on Jeopardy! before in the past so he knows exactly how it goes. Rodgers went head-to-head with Shark Tank’s billionaire Kevin O’Leary and astronaut Mark Kelly back in 2015 and won $50k for charity.
In addition to being a special host, Rodgers will be leading the Green Bay Packers to play against the Los Angeles Rams in the NFL playoffs. If Green Bay plays as well as Rodgers played in Jeopardy!, we could potentially see them at the Super Bowl.