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Aaron Rodgers Cameo in Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 5

Pause and Rewind! An NFL Star Made a Quick Cameo in Game of Thrones' Penultimate Episode

GREEN BAY, WI - AUGUST 16:  Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers drops back to pass during a preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Lambeau Field on August 16, 2018 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  The Packers defeated the Steelers 51-34.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Warning: This post is full of Game of Thrones spoilers!

The second-to-last episode of Game of Thrones is jam-packed with important moments: Varys's death, Daenerys's full descent into madness, Cleganebowl, and the Lannister twins' last reunion. Yet, while all the action plays out onscreen, an NFL star manages to make a quick cameo before suffering the tragic same fate as most of King's Landing.

In season eight's fifth episode, archers line the walls to protect the kingdom against Daenerys. Among the soldiers stands real-life Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers — although if you blink, you might miss him! The football player's defenses are in vain, however. Despite his best efforts, Rodgers's character succumbs to the Dragon Queen's wrath and meets a violent, fiery end.

The show's secrets are usually kept under tight wraps, but Rodgers has been teasing his cameo for a while now. "Episode 5 should be good," he tweeted last month, giving a sly nod to his appearance. After the episode aired, Rodgers shared a behind-the-scenes snap on Instagram with the caption: "It was just for a few seconds, but I'll always be thankful to have been on the penultimate episode of @gameofthrones." Something tells us any fan would appreciate a dramatic Game of Thrones entrance (and exit) like his.

Image Source: Getty / Stacy Revere
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