Aaron Rodgers Teases 'Jeopardy!' Contestants for Missing Green Bay Packers Question
By Zach Seemayer
Aaron Rodgers isn't afraid to get playful as a guest host on Jeopardy! During Tuesday's new episode, the NFL star couldn't help but tease the night's contestants after they missed a sports question that was close to his heart.
The fun moment came after Rodgers read a $400 clue: "In the 1960s these Midwesterners earned 5 NFL Championship Trophies."
After an awkwardly long silence with no one ringing in, the "time's up" buzzer rang out and Rodgers threw up his hands in disbelief, revealing the correct answer was, in fact, his own team -- the Green Bay Packers.
"Dennis, go again, I guess," a faux-insulted Rodgers told one of the contestants, who proceeded to pick from the same sports category.
The $600 clue read, "They swept over the NBA, winning the title every year from 1959 to 1966."
Contestant Erick was click to ring in with the correct response -- "Who are the Boston Celtics?" -- to which a hilariously dismissive Rodgers responded, "Oh, you know that one, huh? OK."
Jeopardy! executive producer Mike Richards praised the footballer for his efforts, saying in a conversation with The Ringer, "Aaron Rodgers came in so prepared it was unbelievable."
"He approached this like he was breaking down game footage. He watched a ton of episodes and he came in with questions like, 'Now if this happens, how do I deal with it?' And I was like, 'Well, that doesn't really happen.' And he said, 'I saw one! I want to know because I want to be prepared,'" Richards recalled. "He came in prepared like an MVP quarterback would for a huge game."