Rodgers wants to keep playing, host 'Jeopardy!' full-time: 'I could do both'
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Aaron Rodgers is dreaming of being Alex Trebek's permanent successor as the host of "Jeopardy!" while also continuing to pursue a second Super Bowl title.

The Green Bay Packers quarterback started his two-week stint as the show's guest host Monday and quickly produced a viral moment when a contestant trolled the quarterback about his team's recent NFC championship loss.

Rodgers filmed his 10 episodes over two days in January. With the show only shooting 46 days a year, it would be possible for him to play in the NFL and host the show full-time.

"I feel like I could host 'Jeopardy!' - and I'd love to," Rodgers said Tuesday on "Good Morning Football," according to Kevin Patra of NFL.com. "I think I bring something different to the show. I was the youngest guest host. There's a different audience that maybe I could bring along with it; hopefully, the numbers show it the next two weeks. But I do enjoy the show. I have a ton of respect for the show.

"The way that Alex had a smooth hand on the show for three-and-a-half decades is something that can't be understated ... Even if you weren't like a fan of the show and watched it regularly, you just kind of knew who he was and knew he carried himself with a lot of integrity, and that's what I would love to bring, continue to bring to the show.

"And I feel like I could do both, which would be a lot of fun and a great challenge."

Rodgers previously said he took the task of replacing Trebek - who died in November - very seriously, spending hours watching old episodes and writing "pages and pages and pages of notes" in preparation.

But while Rodgers said he'd love to be the iconic game show's full-time host, the 37-year-old also made clear he has no plans for a surprise retirement to secure the gig.

"I still love playing, and I don't want to give that up," Rodgers said Tuesday. "There is something interesting about walking away from the game at the height, you know. There's been many players who've done that. ... That's not what I want to do. ... I still have the passion and the fire, and this last season just reminded me - and I think a lot of people - that I can still play and still play at a really, really high level, and I feel like I can do this for a number of years moving forward."

The star passer threw 48 touchdowns to five interceptions last season to secure his third career MVP award.

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