NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers Wants to Host ‘SNL’

by | February 8, 2012 at 3:53 PM | Saturday Night Live

Aaron Rodgers (Getty Images)

Aaron Rodgers (Getty Images)

Football fans know that Aaron Rodgers, the quarterback of the Green Bay Packers, is a dynamic player. He’s got a good arm, he can run, and he manages his does an expert job of managing his offense. But one of the hidden talents that the NFL’s reigning MVP has is that he’s not a bad actor, either. The only indication we have are a series of commercials for State Farm, but at least he does a fair job with those.

So the news from Fox Sports that Rodgers is talking about hosting “Saturday Night Live” doesn’t come as a complete surprise. According to the story, Rodgers spent Super Bowl week — he was in Indianapolis to pick up his MVP trophy — was seen hanging out with a few “SNL” cast members, and he told a local radio station that “I’m hopeful that we can figure something out there.”

Quarterbacks seem to do a decent job when they host the show. A few years ago, Peyton Manning‘s episode was one of the funniest of the season, and proved that the work he did in all those ads wasn’t a fluke. And who could forget Joe Montana and his “Honest Man” bit from the ’80s (Let’s just say that very few Super Bowl MVPs would utter the punchline in that bit)? We think Rodgers would more than hold his own.

Just in case you forgot how funny Peyton Manning was, take a look at the “United Way” digital short:

And here’s Joe Montana as “The Honest Man”: