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Packers QB Aaron Rodgers says he'll be 'Jeopardy!' guest host
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Packers QB Aaron Rodgers says he'll be 'Jeopardy!' guest host

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has a good shot at playing in the Super Bowl this year. But would that be a bigger thrill than hosting "Jeopardy!"?

Rodgers revealed on Tuesday on "The Pat McAfee Show" that he will be among the parade of guest hosts on the popular game show in the wake of Alex Trebek's death.

"They're doing some guest hosting spots, and it's going to be released here pretty soon," Rodgers said. "I had the opportunity to do one of those."

Aaron Rodgers

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers

Rodgers is no stranger to "Jeopardy!" He appeared on a celebrity edition in 2015, when he defeated astronaut Mark Kelly and Kevin O'Leary of "Shark Tank."

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He also was a big fan of the beloved host who died in November, telling McAfee, "One of my idols growing up was Alex Trebek."

No word yet on when Rodgers will appear on "Jeopardy!" The final episode to feature Trebek aired last Friday. On Monday, the all-time "Jeopardy!" champ, Ken Jennings, made his debut as a guest host. Jennings reportedly has filmed six weeks worth of episodes.

Of course, Rodgers has other things to tend to as he'll lead the Packers against the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC divisional round of the NFL playoffs on Saturday.

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