(WLAX/WEUX) – Aaron Rodgers has now followed in the footsteps of two legends.
While he shouldn’t quit his day job, the Packers quarterback and reigning NFL MVP acquitted himself well in his two-week run as guest host on the popular game show “Jeopardy!”.
“For two weeks I’ve been able to guest host this incredible show,” Rodgers said to open his final episode this afternoon. “And it truly has been an honor. One of the things I’ve learned in my time here is how much the staff and crew are truly rooting for the contestants—they want them to shine. And the host. So Danielle, Dakota, Patrick—let’s give ‘em a show.”
One of the contestants, Dakota, explained that he’s a part-time hand model, making Rodgers smile with the comment: “Some would say I’m the Aaron Rodgers of hand modeling.”
Rodgers told the audience on his first episode that he knew a little bit about following in the footsteps of a legend, referring of course to following Hall of Famer Brett Favre in Green Bay.
A life-long fan of the game show hosted by the late Alex Trebek, Rodgers took his hosting duties very seriously and studied film of the legendary host to prepare for his 10-show stint.
But Rodgers also displayed his sense of humor on and off set, posting a photo online yesterday of his host station/computer on set, where he had several Post-It notes with key reminders, such as:
-Don’t pick your nose/butt
“Jeopardy!” is matching the contestants’ total earnings each day Rodgers hosts and making a donation to his chosen charity, the North Valley Community Foundation. The charitable organization helps small businesses affected by the pandemic in his hometown of Chico, California. The final 10-day total raised was $236,725.