Look: Packers' Aaron Rodgers Makes Game of Thrones Cameo in Penultimate Episode

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistMay 13, 2019

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - FEBRUARY 02: NFL player Aaron Rodgers attends the 8th Annual NFL Honors at The Fox Theatre on February 02, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
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Aaron Rodgers has expanded his acting work from commercials to one of the most popular television shows of all time.

The Green Bay Packers quarterback appeared in Sunday's episode of Game of Thrones, the second-to-last episode in the series. He didn't have much screen time but seemingly appeared briefly as an archer for the Lannister army.

Pat McAfee captured the image, with Rodgers standing third from the right, while NFL UK shared a second apperance by the quarterback later in the episode:

Pat McAfee @PatMcAfeeShow

Incredible performance tonight by Mr @AaronRodgers12 https://t.co/NnETtVWkFi


There was a special NFL cameo on this week’s @GameOfThrones 👀 We see you @AaronRodgers12 🔥 https://t.co/oKqeBOD9Qu

After his cameo, Rodgers took to Instagram to discuss his cameo and share a photo from behind the scenes of the show:

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

The newest #GameOfThrones cast member (via @AaronRodgers12) https://t.co/EZZArGpxCp

Rodgers first hinted he would be a part of this episode during an interview at the Kentucky Derby:

Sam Alex @SamAlexRadio

OMG...thought he was joking @AaronRodgers12 @GameOfThrones @KentuckyDerby #GameofThrones https://t.co/fkDgBlFeGQ

Although it didn't end up being a big role, it is certainly an impressive credit for someone who plays football for his day job. His best acting in the past came in State Farm commercials.

The quarterback follows in the path of New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard, who also had a Game of Thrones cameo in 2017.