Intercepted! A source says Aaron Rodgers is super upset at missing out on the chance to become the next Jeopardy! host — because he “can’t help but feel the game was rigged."
The pro footballer went all out to land the coveted gig following Alex Trebek’s death last November, but after learning that the show’s executive producer, Mike Richards had won the slot alongside Mayim Bialik, “he was hopping mad,” the source spills. “He was told all along that he had a real chance, but now it’s apparent they were never going to hire him.”
The trivia-loving quarterback, 37, poured his heart and soul into prepping for his two-week audition — for which he won rave reviews from viewers — “but now he’s convinced it was nothing but a ratings grab,” the source adds. (Fan favorite LeVar Burton, Ken Jennings and Katie Couric were just a few names to also fill in as guest hosts of the long-running game show.)
"I definitely wanted it, you know, was interested in finding a way to make it work with my schedule and with their schedule and filming," the Green Bay Packers player said, noting that if he had been offered the job, "I definitely would have [taken it]. If they would have figured out a way to make it work with my schedule yeah, for sure.”