NFL Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw believes fellow quarterback Aaron Rodgers should quit football for Jeopardy!.
Aaron Rodgers spent the weekend taking in the Kentucky Derby while rumors ran rampant about his unhappiness with his Green Bay situation. His apparent frustration with the Packers administration dominated the football headlines, even though the league’s annual draft was held over the weekend.
While nothing has been confirmed, Aaron Rodgers has reportedly asked the Packers to trade him. There were even reports circulating that the San Francisco 49ers made an offer for Rodgers before selecting quarterback Trey Lance in the draft. The drama surrounding Rodgers and his unhappiness has irked many — including Terry Bradshaw.
In a recent interview on WFAN’s “Moose and Maggie” show, Bradshaw repeatedly calls Aaron Rodgers “weak.” The former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback goes on to suggest that Rodgers retire and move on to Jeopardy! full time. Bradshaw notes that the Packers should not give into Rodgers’ demands. He also says he is unsure why Rodger is so upset.
“Probably he should just retire and go do Jeopardy!,” Bradshaw proclaims. “That’s the way I look at it.”
Aaron Rodgers Could Very Well be New ‘Jeopardy!’ Host
It isn’t as crazy a suggestion as it sounds. Aaron Rodgers recently had a two-week stint as Jeopardy! host and did quite well in his brief tenure. Rodgers drew a 5.6 on the Nielsen Rating scale, which ranks third among the seven Jeopardy! hosts. Only former contestant Ken Jennings and executive producer Mike Richards scored higher on the Nielsen scale. Rodgers is also credited for boosting ratings after they fell sharply during Dr. Oz Mehmet’s run as host.
Aaron Rodgers hasn’t been shy about claiming he would like the full-time Jeopardy! hosting gig. He’s even on record saying he believes he could host the show while continuing his NFL career. It would be a tall task for sure but if anyone could handle that situation — it would be Aaron Rodgers.
Jeopardy! has been without a permanent host since the passing of Alex Trebek late last year. Trebek passed away last November at the age of 80, losing his battle to pancreatic cancer. Aaron Rodgers was one of the first celebrities to voice his interest in the position. Now, after getting his feet wet, he will seemingly take aim at obtaining the full-time gig.
He has many supporters who would like to see him as the permanent Jeopardy! host. Now, it seems Terry Bradshaw is one of those supporters.