Aaron Rodgers is one of the most talented quarterbacks in NFL history. He’s a former Super Bowl-winner and a three-time NFL MVP. He’s broken records and thrown some of the most memorable game-winning touchdowns. He’s even showcased his acting chops in a few commercials.
Well, Rodgers took it to the next level when he began hosting the iconic game show “Jeopardy!” this week! He’ll host the show for the next two weeks as a part of the revolving door of celebrity guest hosts. Rodgers had previously appeared on “Jeopardy!” in the past as a contestant on a celebrity-themed episode.
It was only last year when the world was saddened to hear about the loss of the previous host, Alex Trebek. He had hosted “Jeopardy!” for 36 years before passing away to pancreatic cancer back in November. Regardless of who ended up hosting the show, fans knew that there wouldn’t be another Trebek.
Aaron Rodgers knew that he couldn’t replicate Trebek’s presence, but he’s done a good job at hosting so far and fans around the world are taking notice, praising him for his efforts.
But now, with his recent success, people are wondering if Aaron Rodgers will make hosting “Jeopardy!” a full-time gig. Well, BetOnline has released odds on whether or not this will be this case. So far, odds are favoring that Rodgers will not become the next full-time host at -1400.
Odds on Aaron Rodgers Being the Next Full-Time Jeopardy! Host
Odds via BetOnline as of Thursday, April 8
- Yes +650
- No -1400
Odds Point to Rodgers Not Getting the Hosting Job
As a +650 long shot, it doesn’t look like Aaron Rodgers will be hosting Jeopardy! full-time in the future. However, that’s not to say that it will never happen. Rodgers was interviewed by The Ringer’s Claire McNear earlier this week. She even asked him if becoming the permanent host of “Jeopardy!” is something that he’d want to do. Judging by his response, Rodgers is more than open to it.
“It would be a dream job for sure, and I’m not shy at all about saying I want the job,” Rodgers told McNear. “That’s how I went into it. I want an opportunity to be in the mix.”
At the same time, Aaron Rodgers is just 37 years old and could have a lot of football left in him. The Green Bay Packers just made it all the way to the NFC Championship game last season, being just one win shy of another Super Bowl appearance. However, even with his commitments to the Packers, Rodgers told McNear that he would have more than enough time to handle hosting “Jeopardy!” and playing in the NFL.
“I don’t think I’d need to give up football to do it. They film 46 days a year. I worked 187 this year in Green Bay,” Rodgers told McNear.
It might fill his schedule to the brim, but Rodgers’ openness to the idea shows that it’s something that he really wants to do. Even though the odds are leaning towards the opposite direction at -1400, that doesn’t make it a guarantee. At the end of the day, Rodgers will do what’s best for him.
As we’ve seen on the gridiron, when Aaron Rodgers sets his mind on something, it’s very difficult to stop him.