Aaron Rodgers Would ‘Love To’ Become Full-Time ‘Jeopardy!’ Host



Aaron Rodgers seems to be enjoying his time on the ! stage — so much so, he would take the permanent gig if offered.

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The pro athlete is among a line-up of Jeopardy! guest hosts filling the late Alex Trebek‘s long-held position. Trebek succumbed to his battle with stage 4 pancreatic cancer last November. 

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The NFL star made a recent appearance on SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Radio show, The Pat McAfee Show, and was grilled about the gig (and his stache!). 

“I decided to kinda clean that up a little bit,” explained of his beard. “I think there was a lot of people that wanted me to kind of shave to the skin… I don’t do that a whole lot, but if that was a pre-req to get the full-time gig, no problem with it at all, no problem with it at all.”

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When asked if he would take the full-time job as Jeopardy! , he responded, “I would to be the host of Jeopardy!, yes.”

But, what would that mean for football? The Green Bay Packers star went onto NFL Network’s Good Morning Football on Tuesday, April 6, and declared that he has no plans to leave the pro sport (phew!). 

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“I still love playing, and I don’t want to give that up,” the quarterback confirmed. 

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“There is something interesting about walking away from the game at the height, you know. There’s been many players who’ve done that. I mean, one of my favorite players growing up was Barry Sanders, and Barry rushed for over 1,000 yards in every one of his seasons and then just said, ‘See ya.’ That’s not what I want to do. I want to keep playing, you know.” 

Realistically, Rodgers could do both because the game show only tapes 46 days a year, Los Angeles Times reports. “At the same time, I feel like I could host Jeopardy!. I’d love to,” he added, “And I feel like I could do both, which would be a lot of fun and a great challenge.”

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