“Who wanted to kick that field goal?”
It was a much-hyped answer on Final Jeopardy! in Aaron Rodgers’ first appearance as guest host, with the returning champion on the episode deciding to have some fun with the game well out of his reach. For his part, Rodgers had fun with it — he has made his position clear on the Green Bay Packers’ decision to kick a field goal late in the NFC Championship Game instead of trying to go for a touchdown on fourth and goal — and his reaction at the end of Monday’s episode was simply to laugh and agree with the contestant.
All in all, Rodgers seemed to settle into the host role as the first episode went on. It should be interesting to see if he keeps that up over the remaining nine episodes, but one thing is certain: he wants to be a serious contender for the full-time gig to succeed Alex Trebek.
Discussion of Rodgers’ hosting dominated Packers-related news on Monday, with only a little bit of other news to discuss. We’ll also take a quick look at a potentially intriguing cornerback prospect and a general evaluation of the Packers’ options with the 29th pick in today’s Curds.
Aaron Rodgers aces first night as 'Jeopardy!' host with viral moment, recap with Shailene Woodley | Green Bay Press-Gazette
If you haven't seen the viral Final Jeopardy! answer by now, check it out here. It was an amusing shot by a contestant at the decision to kick the field goal at the end of the NFC Championship Game, and Rodgers got a good laugh out of it. Afterwards, Rodgers and his fiancée took to Instagram to recap the first night and take a few questions.
Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers says he 'would love' to be full-time 'Jeopardy!' host | ESPN
Earlier in the day, Rodgers was on the Pat McAfee Show and said that getting the full-time gig would be a dream come true. On the Instagram Q&A, he expanded, saying that there are only 45 days or so of taping, which he could easily do in the offseason and the summer before training camp.
Aaron Rodgers Wants to Be the Permanent Host of ‘Jeopardy!’ - The Ringer
This is a great interview with Rodgers about the experience with much more discussion of his goal to be the long-term host of the show.
Draft Digest: Eric Stokes, CB, Georgia | Packers.com
Stokes tore up the track with a blistering 40 at his Pro Day, but another Georgia cornerback, Tyson Campbell, could go even higher in the draft.
DL Tyler Lancaster gets $200K signing bonus from Packers | Packers Wire
Lancaster's contract was for substantially less than a restricted free agent tender would have been, but it still comes in above the league minimum.
What will Packers do with 29th pick? Let's weigh the options – The Athletic (subscription)
Will Brian Gutekunst trade up in the first round for the fourth straight year? And if he does, what position will he look to prioritize?
Helen Mirren Says She Chased Away A Bear While Quarantining In Nevada | ETCanada.com
Helen Mirren is a tremendous actress, and apparently she also is not afraid of large, dangerous animals.