Aaron Rodgers Would 'Love To' Become Full-Time 'Jeopardy!' Host — But What Would That Mean For His Future In Football?

aaron rodgers as jeopardy guest host okf
Source: MEGA

Apr. 6 2021, Updated 2:02 p.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to XShare to Email

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

Article continues below advertisement

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. 

Article continues below advertisement

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," Rodgers 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."

Article continues below advertisement

When asked if he would take the full-time job as Jeopardy! host, he responded, “I would love 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!). 

Article continues below advertisement

"I still love playing, and I don't want to give that up," the quarterback confirmed. 

Article continues below advertisement

"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."


Want OK! each day? Sign up here!

Opt-out of personalized ads

© Copyright 2023 OK!. A DIVISION OF EMPIRE MEDIA GROUP HOLDINGS LLC. OK! is a registered trademark. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services. Offers may be subject to change without notice.