Aaron Rodgers’ guest-hosting debut wrapped up to a ton of social media buzz from “Jeopardy!” and NFL fans alike.
The Green Bay Packers quarterback appeared to handle himself well. He knew how to take a joke aimed at his football team, he did an impression, and he had fun. Not a bad night.
But what did the fans think?
Well, they seemed to enjoy his presence overall. Of course, there were a handful of people who didn’t. But it was a positive reception for the most part.
The reactions ranged from things like this from Brian Donegan…
To respectful wishes for the quarterback to keep his day job…
Others like Skip LaCombe enjoyed Rodgers but have their minds made up already…
“Is it weird that I’m nervous for Aaron Rodgers hosting Jeopardy? Might be withdrawal symptoms from Football but boy am I fired up!” said one Twitter user.
A Chicago Bears fan joked, “As a Jeopardy fan, I think Aaron Rodgers did a very good job guest-hosting his first show. As a fan of the Chicago Bears, I think he should retire from football immediately to pursue this dream.”
‘Jeopardy!’ Guest-Host Aaron Rodgers Is Having Fun
For those that missed the episode, Final Jeopardy saw a contestant poke fun at the Green Bay Packers’ playoff loss to Tom Brady and the Buccaneers.
The quarterback handled the situation well and was able to laugh it off. Funnier still was Rodger’s handling of a clue earlier on in the show.
The category was “Fortune Favors The Bald” and in the reading of the clue, Rodger’s took a shot at an impression of Larry David’s iconic line from “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”
Rodgers has a certain charm to him and whether or not that fits “Jeopardy!” perfectly remains to be seen. But it’s promising to see him having fun, and one has to assume that he’s only going to get better as he settles into the role over the next two weeks.
Aaron Rodgers even told Pat McAfee on the “Pat McAfee Show” that he would love to be the host of “Jeopardy!” going forward. Apparently, he even told The Ringer that he wouldn’t need to give up his football career to pull it off.
He has two weeks to make his case.