‘Jeopardy!’: Guest Host Aaron Rodgers Shares Rare Pic of the Game Show Podium

by Thad Mitchell
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Green Bay Packers superstar Aaron Rodgers certainly seems to be enjoying his run as Jeopardy! guest host. Rodgers decided to share a rare photo with the game show’s fans.

The Green Bay Packers quarterback is the reigning NFL Most Valuable Player and will wrap his tenure as host on Friday (April 16). Feedback on Rodgers’ job performance has largely been positive and there are rumblings he might get consideration for the full-time role. He is the fifth celebrity to fill in Jeopardy! hosting duties since the passing of Alex Trebek. The long-time game show host died at the age of 80 late last year after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer. Jeopardy! officials have yet to tab a full-time hosting replacement or announce a timeframe for selecting one.

Since taking the Jeopardy! hosting reigns last week, Rodgers has been quite active on social media. He has given fans glimpses of the behind-the-scenes work that goes into the production. On Tuesday, he took to Instagram to show fans a rare look at what he sees behind the host’s podium. Judging by the photo the quarterback shares — his podium may be similar to his playbook.

“This is the Jeopardy! podium, and my sticky notes from the second day of filming,” he says in the post’s caption. “I used a lot of these stickies over the couple of days of filming and put reminders on there like ‘speak less.'”

‘Jeopardy!’ Could Consider Rodgers for the Full-Time Gig

Aaron Rodgers, who considers himself to be a huge fan of the show, won a celebrity Jeopardy! edition just a few years ago. He certainly seems to be soaking up the experience as guest host — sticky notes and all.

“‘Relax’ and ‘energy’ were just a couple other good reminders as well,” he continues in the post. “And the last one was just to check if anyone was looking at my podium in between games.”

Rodgers’ Tuesday social media post was well-received by Instagram users, racking up more than 100,000 “likes” only hours after going live. It also took in well over a thousand comments with many praising Rodgers for his hosting efforts.

With his Jeopardy! run expiring on Friday, he will hand over the podium to journalist Anderson Cooper, beginning next week. Following Cooper will be journalists Bill Whitaker and Savannah Guthrie as well as actress Mayim Bialik and Dr. Sanjay Gupta. It remains to be seen if Rodgers ultimately gets the permanent hosting gig.

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