Rodgers returns to the show, his favorite show, following his appearance as a contestant during a celebrity edition of Jeopardy back in 2015.
“I may have jumped the gun a little bit, so I apologize to ‘Jeopardy!’ if they wanted to announce it,” Rodgers said during an appearance on the Pat McAfee Show (h/t ESPN’s Rob Demovsky). “I just got so excited on the show earlier. It just went down the last couple of days, us figuring it out. It is very exciting. It’s for the offseason. We’ll be even more excited when that opportunity gets a little closer, but, man, the show has been so special to me over the years.
“It’s been a staple at my house here in Green Bay for the last 16 years — 6 o’clock watching Alex [Trebek] and trying to get as many questions as I can.”
Rodgers may have prematurely made the announcement, as a representative from the show declined to comment and said no announcement has been made about future guest hosts.
“When the opportunity came up [for ‘Celebrity Jeopardy!’] in 2015, I mean that was a dream come true — it really was — to be on there,” Rodgers said. “To get to meet Alex was just such a special moment, and we’re all obviously sad about his passing.
“There’s this nostalgic connection to certain figures in our life based on our childhood and where we were at and the times we had those memories, it almost makes these people feel like family, like you know them.”
Rodgers also shared his respects for iconic host Alex Trebec, who dies of cancer at the age of 80 back on November 8th, 2020.
“We all have so much love and affection, I think, for what [Trebek] meant for that half hour, that 22 minutes of our lives on a daily basis for those of us who were big fans of the show,” Rodgers said. “So to be able to be a guest host is really, really special for me, and I can’t wait for the opportunity.”