Aaron Rodgers’ two weeks as the guest host of Jeopardy! have officially come and gone. As a result, the star quarterback posted a heartfelt goodbye message on social media.
“Hey, guys! It is my last day of filming Jeopardy! as the guest host,” Rodgers begins. “Two weeks have gone by really fast.”
In the one-minute Instagram video, Rodgers offers his thanks to many people. However, he begins firstly with the show itself. He says that Jeopardy! will be donating a large sum of money to a foundation that is close to his heart.
“There are so many people to thank but first, I want to thank ‘Jeopardy!'” Rodgers says. “They are donating over $236,000 to the NVCF.”
Those that watch the show know that Rodgers is referencing the North Valley Community Foundation. They established a fund called the Aaron Rodgers Small-Business COVID-19 Fund. The money raised by Jeopardy! will go there to help small businesses that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, Rodgers thanked the rest of the crew on Jeopardy!. From the producers, hair and makeup team, and stylists, to the fact-checkers, researchers, writers, and stage managers, Rodgers credited them all for making his experience so much fun.
“Thank you guys for watching,” Rodgers says in conclusion. “Keep watching the show after I am done. It is the best show on TV. A big thanks to Alex for inspiring all of us and entertaining us for so many years.”
“Farewell to ‘Jeopardy!’ Guest Hosting,” Rodgers captions the video.
Rodgers Has Yet to Rule Out Full-Time Role as ‘Jeopardy!’ Host
It is definitely sad to see Aaron Rodgers’ two weeks as the guest host of Jeopardy! has come to an end. But perhaps it won’t be the last time we see the Green Bay Packers quarterback behind the famous lectern.
Fans have been pushing for Rodgers to become the next full-time host of the show. And not only that, he seems open to the idea if he’s offered the job. He is even on record saying that he would have the time to play quarterback in the NFL as well as film Jeopardy! full time.
“I don’t think I’d need to give up football to do it. They film 46 days a year. I worked 187 this year in Green Bay. That gives me 178 days to do ‘Jeopardy!'” Rodgers told The Ringer. “So I feel like I could fit 46 into that 178 and make it work. It would be a dream job for sure. And I’m not shy at all about saying I want the job.”