‘Jeopardy!’ Viewers Place Aaron Rodgers Only Behind Ken Jennings for Permanent Hosting Gig in Poll

by Will Shepard
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Aaron Rodgers is currently vacationing in Hawaii while his Green Bay Packers are at OTAs. Whether or not he returns to the team is entirely unknown at this point. However, in the world of game shows, he is much more vocal about his desires. He has been very open about wanting to be the next host of Jeopardy!

The MVP quarterback has been all over the news lately. He is going to be playing in a golf match with Bryson DeChambeau against Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady.

More importantly, though, Rodgers finished up his Jeopardy! guest-hosting stint a while back. Specifically, his episodes aired on April 16. So, there has been plenty of time for fans of the show to digest the job he did.

The reviews of his work have been steadily pouring in ever since he hosted. Very few of them have been critical of the work he did on the show. A majority of the reviews have been overwhelmingly positive. In fact, a recent poll showed that he is behind only Ken Jennings when it comes to who people want to become the permanent show host.

Even though Rodgers will likely be playing football for several more years, it shows how popular the job he did on Jeopardy! However, the MVP quarterback does want to figure out how to make the game show work. He has said that if the show can work around his NFL schedule, he would do it in a heartbeat.

Poll on Who the Next Host of “Jeopardy!” Should Be and Where Aaron Rodgers Ranks

So, it is worth taking a deeper dive into the Civic Science poll rankings of the game show guest hosts. It is a tall order to fill Alex Trebek’s shoes, but some people might be able to handle it.

According to the poll, “Jeopardy! fans are most enthusiastic about Jeopardy! Greatest of All Time winner Ken Jennings taking over for Trebek (22%). But surprise contender Aaron Rodgers is polling right behind him (16%) — and significantly ahead of the other guest hosts.”

Even though Jennings seems perfect for the show, Rodgers is next in line. Most importantly, the NFL quarterback has performed the best in the show’s youngest demographic. That demographic is the 18 to 24 age.

The poll said, “Rodgers bests [Jennings] among viewers who primarily stream, which aligns with his popularity among younger fans. The distribution is a bit more evenly spread out with viewers who record the show and watch later.”

Jeopardy! fans really liked Rodgers’ work on the game show. He brought new energy to the show that hasn’t really been seen before. It was apparent how well-prepared for the show he was and how he was so committed to the gig. Altogether, it meant that he did really well.

If the game show decided to bring the Packers’ quarterback in as the full-time host, there would be different energy on the show. More importantly, the show is always trying to expand into new territories. Consequently, Rodgers might be able to provide the show with that ability.

So, everyone who watched Jeopardy! is anxiously awaiting the show’s decision. Hopefully, the show makes a great choice and brings on the best host. Undoubtedly, there are a lot of people out there hoping for Rodgers.

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