The job opening on Jeopardy! has resurfaced, which means Aaron Rodgers might get another shot at the game show.
Alex Trebek’s throne is up for grabs once more, according to Claire McNear of The Ringer, who reported Friday that Mike Richards has stepped down as the new host of Jeopardy!
Rodgers stated he would have taken the Jeopardy! position if they worked around his football schedule when asked by NFL.com’s Adam Schein on Sirius XM’s Mad Dog Sports Radio before the Richards news came.
“Yeah, I definitely would’ve,” Rodgers told Schein. “I mean if they would have figured out a way to make it work with my schedule, yeah, for sure.”
Rodgers appeared on the show as a guest presenter for two weeks in April and was passed up for the full-time position. The Green Bay Packers quarterback pointed out at the time that the game show only airs 46 days a year, so they might be able to arrange it around his NFL schedule.
“That was a lot of fun. Rodgers stated of his tenure as a guest presenter, “It was simply so much fun.” “I put a lot of effort into studying and preparing for it.” I was really intrigued by it, and I was hoping to figure out a way to make it work with my schedule as well as theirs and filming. But I had a great time. I have no regrets about how things turned out. It was such a unique setting. Being on the stage was strange.
“When you’re a great Jeopardy! contestant!” It’s just so wonderful to be on that platform, to be in that setting when you know you’re treading in the shoes of legends, especially if you’re a fan like myself. We have these bricks from the old stadium as we go out the tunnel at Lambeau, and there’s a small plaque there that speaks about the sort of legends who walked over these stones. Every now and again, you have to take a step back and pinch yourself, realizing how amazing what you’re doing right now is, and how many greats have been in your shoes. And many of those minutes on stage were spent thinking about Alex (Trebek) and how much he meant to me and so many others around the world.