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Everything to Know About The Big D Host Jordan Rodgers
From Bachelor Nation to The Big D, here's everything you need to know about host Jordan Rodgers and his career.
USA Network’s new dating show The Big D takes recent divorcees and gives them a chance to find love once again. However, in a strange twist, they'll go on this journey with their exes along for the ride. To guide them through the experience are hosts and married couple JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers.
But who is Jordan Rodgers exactly? He wears many hats such as being a host, husband, and former athlete. To help those curious about him ahead of the premiere of The Big D, here’s everything you need to know about Jordan Rodgers.
Who Is Jordan Rodgers?
Jordan is a former NFL quarterback who played for teams like the Jacksonville Jaguars, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins. He got his start as a quarterback at Vanderbilt University from 2010-2012 after a brief stint at Butte College. He also went international playing in the Canadian Football League. In 2017, he joined the SEC Saturday night telecast booth alongside commentator Tom Hart and field analyst Cole Cubelic.
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Rodgers appeared on Season 12 of The Bachelorette as a contestant and eventual left engaged to the titular bachelorette, JoJo Fletcher. He started his hosting duties on ESPN as a college football analyst in 2016. Jordan and JoJo launched a YouTube series in 2018 called Engaged with JoJo and Jordan, where they spoke about their relationship candidly.
The duo found their way back on television as the hosts of CNBC’s home renovation show Cash Pad, which premiered in July 2019. They helped homeowners transform properties into lucrative vacation rentals. The couple also hosted Battle of the Fittest Couples on Paramount Network that year as well.
How Did Jordan Rodgers and JoJo Fletcher Meet?
The couple actually met on reality television. They met on season 12 of The Bachelorette in 2016. JoJo was looking for love and found it in Jordan. He ended up proposing to her on the show, then again without cameras around in 2019. After several postponed dates due to the pandemic, they were finally married in May 2022 at Sunstone Winery in California.
Is Jordan Rodgers Related to Aaron Rodgers?
Jordan is the younger brother of the New York Jets quarterback. They have another brother named Luke. The Rodgers family has been estranged from Aaron for some time, but it’s unclear as to what caused the rift. Jordan opened up about it on The Bachelorette in 2016.
“My middle brother won’t be there, Aaron. Like I said, I have a great relationship with my brother Luke. Me and Aaron don’t really have that much of a relationship. It’s just kind of the way he’s chosen to do life and I’ve chosen to stay close with my family and my parents and my brother,” Jordan explained at the time. “Yeah, it’s not ideal and I love him and I can’t imagine what it’s like to be in his shoes and have the pressure he has, the demands from people that he has. Don’t have hard feelings against him, it’s just how things go right now.”
The rift continues since Aaron did not attend Jordan’s wedding to JoJo Fletcher in 2022.
Watch The Big D on USA Network starting June 14. Catch up on all of your favorite dating shows like Temptation Island, Love Island USA, and Love for the Ages on Peacock!