If you ever wanted to watch Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers suffer extreme punishment and mutilation away from the football field, you may finally get that chance.
The 35-year-old Rodgers is dropping some pretty heavy hints that he’s going to appear in an episode of “Game of Thrones” before the show is over.
That cameo is expected to come Sunday. Speculation of a possible Rodgers cameo started Wednesday after Packers writer Aaron Nagler tweeted that Rodgers would appear on “Game of Thrones.”
On Thursday, Rodgers basically confirmed that news in an interview.
— Sam Alex (@SamAlexRadio) May 10, 2019
Even more digging reveals that it’s probably going to happen. Rodgers sent out a tweet after the second episode of the current “Game of Thrones” season with a curious hashtag.
— Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) April 22, 2019
That hashtag reads “episode five should be good.” That’s a strange thing for Rodgers to tweet out, right? The eighth season of “Game of Thrones” is only going to be six episodes. Why would he choose to highlight episode five? Perhaps we have our answer now.
As for Rodgers’ role, that’s unclear. The show has handled cameos in different ways. Musician Ed Sheeran was front and center in an episode during the seventh season. New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard also made a cameo during the seventh season, though finding him in the episode was much harder.
An interview with Dan Patrick might reveal some tidbits about what viewers can expect to see from Rodgers. In 2018, Rodgers told Patrick he would love to either be killed on the show or appear in “one of the steamy scenes.”
While it’s certainly possible Rodgers becomes a late love interest for one of the Starks, our money is on Rodgers getting killed in gruesome fashion. Don’t go too overboard with your excitement, Chicago Bears fans.
Mostly, though, Rodgers’ appearance on the show gives us hope. Uniting the Seven Kingdoms will be incredibly tough, but if Rodgers can get both Bears and Packers fans to come together and watch this episode, anything is possible.
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