Aaron Rodgers Wants to be the Full-time Host of ‘Jeopardy!’ while Still Playing in NFL

This image released by Jeopardy Productions, Inc. shows Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers as he guest hosts the game show “Jeopardy!” Rodgers is hosting the popular game show for the next two weeks as the show goes through a series of guest hosts to replace Alex Trebek, who died of cancer on Nov. 8. (Carol Kaelson/Jeopardy Productions, Inc. via AP)

After hosting his first episode of “Jeopardy!” on Monday, Aaron Rodgers is slated to host the game show nine more times between now and April 16 when his guest hosting stint is scheduled to end. However, if it’s up to Rodgers, that April 16 episode won’t be his final one as host and that’s because the Packers quarterback wants to be considered for the full-time job.

During an interview on Monday, Rodgers said he would absolutely take the permanent job if it was offered to him.

“I would love to be the host of ‘Jeopardy!’ yes,” Rodgers told the Pat McAfee Show.

The fact that Rodgers was out campaigning to land the “Jeopardy!” job raised some eyebrows around the NFL and that’s mostly because he already has a full-time job with the Packers. Although it might seem like Rodgers would have to retire from football if he wanted to host “Jeopardy!” that’s actually not the case.

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SOURCE: CBS Sports, John Breech