Packers QB Rodgers might host 'SNL', says he'd counsel Luck
- Published: Feb. 8, 2012 at 04:45 a.m.
- Updated: Feb. 8, 2012 at 09:03 a.m.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said Tuesday that he has spoken to cast members of NBC's "Saturday Night Live" about hosting the weekly comedy show, the MVP quarterback told ESPN Radio in Milwaukee on Tuesday, via the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
"SNL" has a history with pro athletes serving as guest hosts (Joe Montana, Peyton Manning and Charles Barkley have survived the task, among others), and Rodgers has shown off his acting chops in his State Farm commercials.
The Super Bowl XLV MVP received strong reviews for his work on Sunday's pregame show for NBC, but he said he wasn't necessarily planning on a TV career after his playing days are over.
"As much fun as it was to be in that setting ... I really would like to use my talents for other things when Iím done playing, so that's still the plan," Rodgers said.
Rodgers, who accepted the 2011 league MVP award at last Saturday's "NFL Honors", also said he would be happy to impart advice to Andrew Luck if, as expected, Luck is the No. 1 player taken in April's NFL Draft. If Luck takes over the Colts' starting quarterback job from Manning he would have a lot in common with Rodgers, who faced the pressure of replacing Brett Favre in Green Bay.
"It is a similar situation. Obviously it has different components, but it is a similar situation," Rodgers said. "I do think part of your legacy as a quarterback is in how you bring up the next generation of quarterbacks and I would be more than willing to talk with him as I've talked with some other young quarterbacks in the past."