Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says he’ll be a “Jeopardy!” guest


GREEN BAY, Wisconsin. – Aaron Rodgers is back at “Jeopardy!” This time around, however, the Green Bay Packers quarterback will be the host instead of a contender.
He revealed on Tuesday that he had been asked to be a guest host for an episode of his favorite game show – the one he appeared on the show’s celebrity edition in 2015.

Rodgers, who is preparing for Saturday’s NFC Division playoff game against the Los Angeles Rams, first mentioned it during his weekly appearance on The Pat McAfee Show. He later apologized for breaking the news.

A representative of “Jeopardy! Declined to comment and said no announcement has been made regarding future guest hosts.

“Maybe I jumped the gun a bit, so I apologize to ‘Jeopardy!’ if they wanted to announce it, ”Rodgers said. “I was so excited for the series earlier. It happened the last two days, we get it. It’s very exciting. It’s for the offseason. We will be even more excited when this opportunity gets a little closer. , but, man, the show has been so special to me over the years.

“It’s been a staple at my home here in Green Bay for 16 years – 6 hours watching Alex [Trebek] and trying to ask as many questions as possible. ”

Trebek, the show’s longtime host, died of cancer at age 80 on November 8.

“When the opportunity presented itself [for ‘Celebrity Jeopardy!’] in 2015, I mean it was a dream come true – it really was – to be there, ”Rodgers said. Meeting Alex was such a special moment, and we are all obviously sad that he passed away. .

“There is this nostalgic connection with certain figures in our life depending on our childhood and where we were and the times we had these memories, it almost makes these people feel like they are part of the family, as you know them. ”

Rodgers compared Trebek’s meeting to the first time he met football announcers like Keith Jackson and Dan Fouts, who broadcast one of his college games at Cal, and Pat Summerall and John Madden when he was happened in the NFL.

“We all have so much love and affection, I think, for what [Trebek] meant for that half hour, those 22 minutes of our daily lives for those of us who were huge fans of the show, “Rodgers said.” So being able to be a guest host is really, really special to me, and I can’t wait to seize the opportunity. ”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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