‘Jeopardy’: Aaron Rodgers Says Shailene Woodley Gave Him Pointers, Would Be a Great Guest-Host

by Josh Lanier
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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is heading back to the huddle after his 10-game stint as guest host of Jeopardy! came to an end Friday. But now that he’s been on the other side of the game show, he knows someone who’d be a good guest host: fiancee Shailene Woodley.

The Super Bowl winner told Pat McAfee that she would make a stand-out Jeopardy! host during a Twitter Space discussion recently. He also admitted that he turned to the 29-year-old actress for tips during filming.

“But she gave me some good pointers for being in front of a camera for a few days,” the Super Bowl winner said. “I think she would be a really good guest host. I’m glad she’s not in the competition.”

It’s unclear if Rodgers would leave the NFL or try to pull double duty as Jeopardy! host if asked. But he repeatedly discussed his love of the game show and how much he enjoyed hosting it. He is also won Celebrity Jeopardy in 2015 and often discusses his daily Jeopardy! viewing habits.

He wouldn’t even be the first Green Bay Packer to try their hand at a game show. Kicker Rolf Benirschke hosted Wheel of Fortune in 1989 when Pat Sajak left to do The Pat Sajak Show, his failed late-night talk effort.

Anderson Cooper takes over as guest host on Monday. The journalist will have two weeks at the podium. He’ll hand the show off to fellow 60 Minutes correspondent Bill Whitaker. Actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik and TODAY show co-host will also have their turn at the podium. The show has a schedule on its website.

Jeopardy! producers haven’t named a permanent host for host Alex Trebek who died in October of pancreatic cancer. Though fans have weighed in on who they’d like online and with their viewership.

Rodgers Helps Raise Massive Amount on ‘Jeopardy!’

Each guest host chooses a charity to benefit during their time at the lectern, and the show matches whatever amount of money the players win during their two weeks to donate to that organization.

Aaron Rodgers chose the North Valley Community Foundation in California. He was able to raise $236,725 during his time on the show. In an Instagram post, Rodgers said the money donated will go toward helping small businesses that have been affected by COVID-19.

Dr. Mehmet Oz raised 268,701 for HealthCorps, which fights hunger and food inequity in America. Journalist Katie Couric raised $230,504 for her charity Stand Up 2 Cancer during her time on the show.

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