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Aaron Rodgers wants job as full-time 'Jeopardy!' host

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Aaron Rodgers has finally found something he's good at: hosting a TV game show. 

The first of 10 episodes of Jeopardy! hosted by the Green Bay Packers quarterback aired Monday, and it went off without a hitch. Rodgers will be the guest host for the rest of this week and all of next week, but he doesn't want to stop there. 

“I’m not shy at all about saying I want the job. That's how I went into it. I want an opportunity to be in the mix," Rodgers said in an interview with The Ringer

He's serious. The reigning NFL MVP told The Ringer that filming a season of Jeopardy! only takes 46 days a year, which he believes he can easily fit into his NFL schedule that last year saw him work 187 days. 

Rodgers was introduced on stage at the start of Monday's episode, at which point he welcomed viewers to the show.  

"As a lifelong fan of Jeopardy, it is an incredible honor to guest host. I've had the opportunity to do a lot of things, but winning Celebrity Jeopardy! and getting to share the stage with the legend Alex Trebek is something I will never forget. Alex was such a gentleman, so smart, so precise, I was in awe and I will work hard to honor his legacy," said Rodgers.

Rodgers was left laughing during Final Jeopardy! as a contestant referenced the Packers not kicking a field goal in the NFC Championship Game, which could've very well cost the Packer a trip to the Super Bowl. 

During Final Jeopardy!, a contestant left Rodgers laughing by purposely responding to the answer with "Who wanted to kick that field goal?"

"That is a great question, should be correct, but unfortunately for this game today, it's incorrect," Rodgers replied.

The contestant, Scott Shewfelt, was joking about Packers head coach Matt LaFleur choosing to go for a 26-yard field goal as the Packers trailed Tampa Bay 31-23 with 2:09 left to play in the NFC title game. Green Bay made the kick, but never got the ball again and lost. 

Afterward, Rodgers explained he can see the contestants' answers as they write them down, and Shewfelt's response was an all-time moment for him. 

"I can see at the podium and I was like 'please put something about the field goal on there.' You will always be all-time in my book, my friend. My first show and that's what you said at the end. Thank you for that."

Trebek died of pancreatic cancer on Nov. 8, 2020. He was 80 years old.

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