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Aaron Rodgers passes on hosting SNL, says it’s too much commitment right now

With all the media attention that NFL superstars are accustomed to getting, we tend to think they are all cut out for show business. That is not always the case. While they’re used to appearing on camera, they don’t have to act when they do so. Well, some of them do, but that’s a topic for a different day.

With Eli Manning set to appear on “Saturday Night Live” this weekend, Aaron Rodgers reminded us about how hit-or-miss celebrity and athlete appearances can be when they’re live from New York.

“I have been invited. I want to do it, I want to do it right,” Rodgers told Darren Smith on XX1090 in San Diego. “The commitment that it takes in my opinion to do it the right way was just too much for me this offseason, so I will be doing that in the future and look forward to the opportunity.

“Peyton Manning set the bar pretty high so it will be interesting to watch Eli this week to see if he can live up to his brother’s appearance on there. … As we’ve seen, if you watch the show, you can tell the people who really put the time in on it, and the people who maybe couldn’t make the same kind of commitment.”

Too much commitment? Live up to his brother’s appearance? If I didn’t know any better I would say Aaron is trying to intimidate Eli a little bit here. That being said, he’s right. Hosting “SNL” takes guts, and Eli is going to be compared to his brother whether he likes it or not. Then again, he’s always been compared to his brother and two Super Bowl rings seem to indicate that the comparisons don’t bother him one bit.

H/T Around the League

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  • Anonymous

    What’s wrong with what Rodgers said? Eli’s been invited to SNL since Rodgers was still on the bench. Rodgers was probably asked last year and this year.

    Eli accepts after his 2nd SB MVP, and SNL and NYC are beyond stoked for a hometown champion to host. The first since Jeter.

    If Rodgers was taking a jab at Eli, he’ll be humbled pretty quick. Eli’s the king of NY next to Jeter. Rodgers… isnt.

  • Anonymous

    I met you at the bar and did not like you. You grabbed my rear like it was candy. You have a very small member, under 3 inches.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KBFI3UADOX2BTDATAI7BLJKTUU tyvmfc

    Rodgers just took a step up in my opinion of him. 

  • http://twitter.com/PatVerderaime Pat Verderaime

    Aaron Rodgers is my favorite QB in  the world. He is a nice guy. but sometimes people have their moments. Like when he kicked Matt Flynn to the curve and called him a top 15 QB. Or when he didn’t call Mrs. America back. It doesn’t matter, though, because he is still the number on QB to pick in the fantasy draft. Go Green Bay!!!! ;)