'It's possible to do both': Aaron Rodgers says he could be permanent host of Jeopardy!

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MILWAUKEE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- "It’s possible to do both. If the opportunity was there, I would definitely be all-in for that," Aaron Rodgers said.

The Green Bay Packers quarterback says if he was offered the role of full-time host of Jeopardy!, it is logistically possible to be both the host and the Packers QB.

"The show shoots about 46 days a year." Rodgers told the CBS 58 Morning News team during an interview prior to his first episode airing. "Last year, based on my COVID test numbers, I was in Green Bay for at least 187 days."

Seems like the math works out.

Rodgers also talked about that funny moment during Final Jeopardy when one of the contestants wrote 'Who wanted to kick that field goal?' and left the MVP a little speechless.

"Well I think the beauty that you learn on the show is when the music is going on Final Jeopardy, I’m actually watching from my podium." Rodgers said. "Even seeing it the second time after I kind of knew it was there. It’s still one of those wow moments. My first show and he writes that. He was a good sport and we had some fun with it.”

Rodgers said he did some pretty intense preparation for the guest hosting gig. Spending his two weeks of quarantine prior to being on set watching hours of old Jeopardy! episodes on Netflix.

"I just had to understand exactly what Alex was doing. All the different affirmative answers that he would use. How he keeps the gameplay going. His kind of throws to break and what he likes doing." said Rodgers. "I felt like to respect him and honor his memory the right way, I don’t think you need to deviate too much. It’s one of those shows where he’s so incredible at what he did. And the simplicity of what he did I think is what was so endearing to so many fans. He didn’t try and be bigger than the game."

Jeopardy! airs weekdays at 6pm on CBS 58. Rodgers' two week run as guest host runs ends April 16th.


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