So you're telling me there's a chance? With reports that Mike Richards, the man originally tapped to be the heir to Alex Trebek's throne as the host of Jeopardy!, is now stepping down, the door may be opened once again for Aaron Rodgers to put his name in the running. After all, the Packers quarterback did recently say -- prior to this Richards news -- that he absolutely would've accepted the gig if it was offered to him.
"Yeah, I definitely would've," Rodgers told Adam Schein on Sirius XM's Mad Dog Sports Radio. "I mean, if they would have figured out a way to make it work with my schedule, yeah, for sure."
Rodgers served as a guest host for two weeks back in April and was impressive during his debut.
"That was so much fun. That was just so much fun," Rodgers said of his hosting stint. "I spent a lot of time studying and getting ready for it. I definitely wanted it, was interested in finding a way to make it work with my schedule and their schedule and filming. But I had such a blast. I have zero regrets with how it all went. It was such a special environment. It was surreal to be on that stage.
"When you're just a super Jeopardy! fan like I am, it's just so special to be on that stage, to be in that environment when you know you're walking in the footsteps of legends. When we walk out the tunnel in Lambeau, we have these bricks that were from the old stadium and there's a little plaque there that talks about the type of legends that walked over these bricks. Every now and then, you've got to look over at it and pinch yourself and just realize how special it is what you're doing right now and how many greats have been in that position right here. And there was a lot of those moments being on stage thinking about Alex (Trebek), and how much he meant to me and so many people worldwide who spent their evenings with him for so many years."
With the job open once again, it'll be interesting to see if Rodgers gives it another crack. The show also films only 46 days a year, so it is possible that the NFL's reigning MVP could take on Jeopardy! while keeping his day job as the Packers quarterback.
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