JoJo Fletcher’s time on The Bachelorette is halfway over, and talks about the next Bachelor have officially begun.
There are a few good candidates for the role, though Wells Adams is quickly emerging as the frontrunner.
According to Romper, The Bachelor has a tradition of picking its next lead man from the ranks of rejected Bachelorette contestants. The same holds true for The Bachelorette.
Fletcher made it all the way to the end of The Bachelor before Ben Higgins gave her to boot.
We are still a few months away before an official announcement is made, which usually happens during Bachelor in Paradise. Even still, there are a number of reasons why Adams should make the cut.
For starters, Adams has made it to the halfway mark on The Bachelorette and has impressed fans so far. Although Adams and Fletcher have yet to connect, he’s one of the few men on the show who could really shake things up.
Furthermore, Adams isn’t afraid to show weakness. During the fireman competition, Adams almost passed out trying to save Fletcher from the burning house and wasn’t afraid to show it.
This openness would be a welcome change for The Bachelor.
According to Bustle, Adams also has a soft and quiet nature that would attract viewers. In fact, this is one reason why he has been overshadowed this season.
That being said, Wells Adams probably won’t make it much further this season. Traditionally, producers have only picked guys who made it in the top four, which Adams won’t likely crack.
If producers decide to go against tradition and select Adams, then what will happen to Jordan Rodgers?
Early reports indicated that Rodgers wanted to become the next lead on The Bachelor. According to Australian Network News, many thought he would purposefully sabotage his chances on The Bachelorette to make that happen.
However, it now appears as though Fletcher will hand Rodgers her final rose and the two will get engaged. After all, being engaged to Fletcher could prove more lucrative than becoming the next Bachelor.
Rodgers has emerged as the clear frontrunner this season, in part due to his connection with his brother, NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
According to People, Rodger’s relationship with his brother is a little more complicated than fans may have previously thought.
“Um, we have a relationship,” Rodgers told Katie Nolan on her Garbage Time podcast. “You know, it’s complicated. I’ll say that.”
Complications aside, Rodgers admitted that he didn’t know about Fletcher before he landed a spot on The Bachelorette.
“[The show] was not even on my radar until literally nine days before we started filming,” he stated. “It came out of absolutely nowhere.”
Rodgers didn’t even watch Fletcher during her run on The Bachelor. Apparently, he wasn’t even aware that her full name is Joelle.
“I watched one of the episodes and then fell asleep during another one,” he shared. “I hadn’t been watching the show, I decided I didn’t want to ’cause I didn’t want to be asking her questions I already knew the answer to. I didn’t know [she was The Bachelorette] until I was already locked in a hotel room two days before the very first day.”
As far as his motivations are concerned, Rodgers assured fans that he has the best intentions. Despite all the rumors, Rodgers also doesn’t hold anything against the other contestants.
Unfortunately, Rodgers wouldn’t admit whether or not Fletcher will get engaged during the finale.
Until more information is revealed, it’s unclear whether or not Rodgers or Adams will become the next Bachelor.
New episodes of The Bachelorette air Monday nights on ABC.
Bachelor Nation, tell us, what you think? Which suitor from The Bachelorette do you want to see as the next Bachelor? Let us know in the comments and check out this deleted scene with Wells below.
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