Will Aaron Rodgers become the new host of Jeopardy!?
Ian Rapoport reported that he really “impressed the brass” as guest host on the show. Though unlikely, his current turmoil with the Green Bay Packers could lead to Rodgers leaving football behind, if he chooses to go that route.
This follows the news that Aaron Rodgers reportedly wants to leave the Green Bay Packers. However, the team does not want to let him go without a fight.
During his first week of hosting the show, ratings increased by 14%. However, it soon dropped. According to TV News Check, his hosting duties during his second week, ratings dropped. From April 12-16 ratings dropped just 2 percent shy of keeping Jeopardy! in the No. 1 spot for syndicated game shows.
In an interview with The Ringer, he said that he wouldn’t give up his football career if offered the role. The show shoots 46 days a year while he worked 178 for the Green Bay Packers.
“It would be a dream job for sure, and I’m not shy at all about saying I want the job. That’s how I went into it. I want an opportunity to be in the mix,” he shared.
Aaron Rodgers’ History With ‘Jeopardy!’
Aaron Rodgers grew up watching the game show at his grandparents’ house at a young age. “It was more just the experience of sitting around a TV after dinner and watching a trivia show. Our family’s always been into trivia—I’ve always enjoyed board games and Trivial Pursuit,” he shared.
He revealed that he spent time in quarantine watching episodes. He took notes and practiced the different beat points of the show. His end goal was to understand the show “inside and out from the host’s perspective.”
“It’s way different than being a fan just casually watching it and answering questions on your couch,” he admitted. So, would he take the job full time, if given the chance?
Rodgers is the youngest guest host so far and he feels that he brings something different to the stage. He believes that he appeals to not only sports fans, but “nerdy people” too. He also claims to be one of the biggest fans of the show after watching it since he was 7-years-old.
“I respect the show and appreciate the history of it, and also there’s my background of stepping in for a legend and their footsteps. I feel like all that combined makes me a pretty good candidate,” he concluded.