Aaron Rodgers is a big fan of Game of Thrones, and as the show winds down it appears that he might actually get involved with how the battle for the Iron Throne plays out.
According to multiple reports, the Green Bay Packers quarterback is rumored to appear in the penultimate episode of Game of Thrones, which airs on Sunday. If that’s somehow a spoiler then the rest of this post is going to be an even bigger one, as we need to write some words about the show itself to make this more than a bulletin about Rodgers getting an acting gig.
Most of the speculation comes from a tweet Rodgers posted last month about the show. One of the hashtags hinted episode five of the show’s eighth season would be “good” and another seemed to count down to that episode, which is set to air on Sunday.
Rogers had dome some promo work for the show’s final season, but he basically came out and said that he would be appearing on the show during an interview at last week’s Kentucky Derby.
It’s not the first cameo in the show and it likely won’t be the last, given that things are wrapping up in a few days’ time. But hopefully Rodgers’ appearance will be better received than musician Ed Sheeran’s, who had fans openly rooting for him to die in a gruesome way. Those fans got their wish, though his demise did not come on camera.
As far as Rodgers, well, it would be funny if he somehow found a way to beat the Lannisters. But it wouldn’t be much of a surprise. After all, their sigil has a lion on it.