‘Jeopardy!’: How Did Aaron Rodgers Do on His First Night as Guest Host? (POLL)
Following the passing of legendary host Alex Trebek in November 2020, Rodgers is the fifth guest host to take over, following Ken Jennings, Mike Richards, Katie Couric, and Dr. Mehmet Oz. While that’s a tall order to fill in regards to public opinion, Rodgers put his best foot forward during his first night.
Just as the show did with Couric and Oz, Rodgers’ two-week stint will see funds raised for a charity of his choosing, with the total earnings of each episode’s winner being matched and donated to the cause. Rodgers is working to support the North Valley Community Foundation, which serves to maximize the impact of non-profit organizations.
In the episode’s Final Jeopardy round, contestant Scott decided to get silly with his answer, writing, “who wanted to kick that field goal?” alluding to Rodgers’ Green Bay Packer roots. The moment definitely took Rodgers by surprise as he let a chuckle slip. Watch the fun prank below:
While we await the arrival of future guest hosts Anderson Cooper, Savannah Guthrie, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Bill Whitaker, and Mayim Bialik, we’re rounding up some of the early reactions fans had to Rodgers’ first episode.
A couple viewers liked Rodgers so much that they hope he’ll become a full-time host.
Aaron Rodgers should host Jeopardy full time one day pic.twitter.com/mapBIGqbgM
— Lily Zhao (@LilySZhao) April 5, 2021
I really want Aaron Rodgers to be the next Jeopardy host full-time. He could do that and play football simultaneously
— Sir Yacht🛥️ (@SirYacht) April 6, 2021
More fans echoed the sentiment, praising the sportsman for his skills on the game show stage.
Did Aaron Rodgers kill it on Jeopardy or is it just me that thinks that?
— GBP Daily (@GBPdaily) April 5, 2021
Aaron Rodgers absolutely killed his Jeopardy appearance
— James Despo (@jdespo08) April 6, 2021
Aaron Rodgers is pretty good hosting Jeopardy. The best so far.
— Dean Lopata 🤨 (@DLoIndustries) April 6, 2021
🎥 | Shailene Woodley and Aaron Rodgers want you to watch Jeopardy tonight! (via Instagram Stories) pic.twitter.com/kpewjrdLET
— Shailene Woodley Updates (@PlanetShailene) April 5, 2021
That said, some viewers have noted Rodgers’ quiet approach, suggesting there’s room for improvement, but nothing so wrong that he couldn’t easily fix.
Aaron Rodgers: pretty solid as Jeopardy host! A little soporific at times and producers may want him to tone down the Central Valley twang. But he has the blend of authority and easygoing charm the role demands. All that Alex film-watching paid off.
— Steven Zeitchik (@zeitchikWaPo) April 6, 2021
aaron Rodgers was not a bad jeopardy host tonight… I think he needs a little speech and diction coach and he’ll be perfect
— mia 🌸 that skincare friend (@MIYOKOMIA) April 6, 2021
After tonight’s Jeopardy episode, it feels like NFL great superstar Aaron Rodgers needs to speak a little louder. But the question in the Final Jeopardy was certainly a troll moment.
— PurpleGaga27 (@PurpleGaga27) April 6, 2021
Another viewer couldn’t help but feel disappointed by Rodgers’ appearance, blaming a lack of energy.
Just watched Aaron Rodgers’ debut as Jeopardy guest host. Surprisingly disappointing given how hard he prepped. Too cool. Blase. Low energy. Never seemed excited. Show lost momentum. But nailed all the in’s and out’s. So maybe he’ll get comfortable and show more personality.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) April 6, 2021
While these fans have some strong opinions, we’d like to hear from you. Let us know what you thought about Rodgers’ first night on the job in the poll below. Feel free to elaborate on your thoughts in the comments section, and stay tuned as Rodgers continues guest hosting this week on the beloved game show.
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