For two weeks, Aaron Rodgers will be hanging up his Green Bay Packers uniform and instead will be suiting up to host “Jeopardy!”On Monday, the MVP will begin his two-week stint as the show’s celebrity guest host, and if it’s anything like what we think, it will be a success. Just hours before the debut, we got a taste of what’s to come when the show’s official Twitter posted a jaw-dropping clip.
No joke, Rodgers is literally dropping his jaw in the video— but why? Some have speculated that his response is due to one contestant’s answer that left him speechless. Apparently, during the “Final Jeopardy!” segment, the contestant used the moment to take a jab at the Packers. Based on what Rodger’s revealed, it’s easy to figure out what the remark was about.
The Mystery Behind the ‘Jeopardy!’ Answer That Left Rodgers Tongue-Tied
“Just wait until you see the first show and what the returning champion wrote, and then think about me standing at the podium watching — and this will make sense when you see what he wrote — and I’m watching him write this down,” Rodgers said. “For about 25 seconds, I’m watching him write this, and he thinks about the answer and says ‘F— it,’ basically, ‘I’m going to write this answer,’ which, probably one of the viral moments of my two weeks will be his response, which is taking a shot at something that happened to us late in the season.”
During the “Final Jeopardy!” round, the contestants wager bets before being given a clue. Afterward, they read the clue and are given 30 seconds to write down an answer. Rodgers, who could see the answers in real-time via the monitors, and said it was “pretty amazing” to watch.
The Packers finished their season in the NFC Championship after Matt LaFleur kicked a field goal on a fourth down from the 8-yard-line instead of going for a game-tying touchdown. Green Bay never recovered and finished their season that day. Afterward, Rodgers was anything but happy.
During their season, the Packers won 13 games, and Rodgers became the NFL’s MVP. They lost by five points in the NFC title match to the eventual Super Bowl champions: the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Make sure to tune into “Jeopardy!” to see Aaron Rodgers try his hand at hosting. The episodes begin airing on Monday, April 5, and last two weeks.