Has ‘Risk!’ tracked down its new host? After Aaron Rodgers said taking over for Alex Trebek would be a ‘fantasy work,’ fans said that the NFL star ought to be given the gig.
“I couldn’t want anything more than to be the host of Jeopardy!,” Aaron Rodgers said during the Monday scene of The Pat McAfee Show. During the discussion with Pat McAfee, Aaron, 37, discussed how he arranged for his turn visitor facilitating the long-running match-up show, taking over for the late Alex Trebek (who died in November 2020 following a two-year fight with pancreatic malignant growth.) The subject of Aaron’s hair and beard growth came up, and the Green Bay Packers quarterback said that he kept a portion of his brand name stubble. “There was discussion – there may have been a few groups who needed me to shave to the skin. I don’t do that a ton, [but] if that was a prereq to getting the full-time gig, no issue at all.”The information on Aaron needing to have Jeopardy! was welcomed with delight by certain fans. “infuse Aaron Rodgers facilitating danger straightforwardly into my veins,” tweeted one individual. “I haven’t watched Jeopardy in 15+ years, yet I’m so glad and energized for Aaron Rodgers to have! I think he’ll be marvelous. He read and prepared for it like it was his work.” “Take two of my #1 things and set up them; Aaron Rodgers and Jeopardy.” “Aaron Rodgers facilitating Jeopardy! is my Super Bowl.” “Aaron Rodgers on peril today. I’m so energized .” “I’m preposterously amped up for Aaron Rodgers on Jeopardy this week,” added political reporter Emma Vigeland. Aaron talked about facilitating Jeopardy! was a “fantasy work” in both a meeting with Sports Illustrated and a promotion visit with the show. Aaron contended on Celebrity Jeopardy! in 2015, overcoming Shark Tank financial backer Kevin O’Leary and space traveler/future Arizona Senator Mark Kelly to win $50,000 for his picked good cause, Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer. “It was a fantasy of mine to be on the show and a fantasy to return on the show,” he told SI. “For quite a while, I simply needed to return and contend with one of the incomparable Celebrity Jeopardy! competitors. Yet, facilitating the show has consistently been a fantasy of mine also. It resembles my subsequent dream work. My initial one, I’m grateful I will do at present, and I’ve accomplished for as long as 16 years, yet it’s very a fantasy work for me. “I think when I went ahead of the show in 2015 and had the chance to do Celebrity Jeopardy!, I saw exactly how unique the climate was and I thought, ‘this would resemble a fantasy work,’ if like Alex at any point resigned at 90,” Aaron said in the promotion visit. At the point when asked what he needed to bring to visitor facilitating, the NFL MVP said he would have liked to show “regard for the position. Alek did it with such elegance and lowliness. I simply needed to bring a similar kind of approach,” said Aaron. “To let [viewers] realize that I was engaged, that I thought often about it, that I love the game. Also, that I needed to do [Alex] equity.”