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From Ed Sheeran to Of Monsters and Men, there have been plenty of seemingly random cameos on "Game of Thrones" over the years. As of Sunday night's episode of "Game of Thrones," they can now add an NFL star to their growing list of people who have been involved. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers wasn't immediately recognizable, but fans of the football star kept their eyes peeled the whole time after learning last week that he would be making an appearance.
Even with just a few seconds or less of screen time, actors brought in for quick cameos are excited at the idea of having a small part in a history-making TV series. "I'll always be thankful to have been on the penultimate episode of @gameofthrones," Rodgers writes.
No matter how hard fans looked for him, it seems that most came up short in terms of spotting the quarterback, but a few confident viewers have their theories. There are two scenes that come to mind, and no one's quite sure which one features the true Rodgers cameo. Was Rodgers armed and ready for battle?
Or was he running from the flames?
Regardless of where Rodgers actually appears in the episode, he definitely doesn't survive. Either he's running from the flames that eventually engulf him, or he's standing on the frontlines of Lannister's army only to get smothered in flames when Daenerys rides in on her dragon. Rodgers now joins New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard in the ranks of athletes who have shown face on a "Game of Thrones" episode.