Now, he gets to take his place for a night as a guest host on the popular game show.
Trebek died on November 9
, 2020 at the age of 80 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
Rodgers, who appeared on a 2015 episode of “Celebrity Jeopardy,”
revealed Tuesday that he will be one of the special guests filling in as a host this season as the show searches for a permanent replacement for Trebek.
“One of my idols growing up was Alex Trebek,” Rodgers said on “The Pat McAfee Show.” “They’re doing some guest-hosting spots. It’s going to be released here pretty soon, but I had the opportunity to do one of those … I’m excited about that opportunity.”
Rodgers did not say when exactly his episode would air.
CNN has reached out to a spokesperson for the show, but hasn’t heard back.
“Jeopardy!” kicked off its latest season on Monday. Ken Jennings
, who holds the record for most wins in the show’s history and has appeared on it over 100 times, hosted the first episode.