As the second and final week of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ run as a guest host of the TV quiz show “Jeopardy!” is set to start, the show’s executive producer had some high praise about the passer’s poise behind the podium.
“What I find fascinating about Aaron is his second career could be better than his first,” executive producer Mike Richards told NBC Sports in an interview.
Rodgers is one of several guests who are hosting the show as it transitions to find a long-term replacement for the late Alex Trebek, who died in November at the age of 80 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
Rodgers hasn’t shied away from his desire to become the show’s permanent host and said unequivocally that he would pursue the role.
“Hell yeah, I would,” Rodgers told USA TODAY in an interview when asked if he would take on the permanent job. “Look, it’s my second-brain job. I love the show and have a deep, deep affection for it. Not only is it a nostalgic connection to my childhood, but it’s a really special show to me and I had a great time with everybody that works there.”