‘Jeopardy’ Contestant Trolls Aaron Rodgers on His First Night Hosting

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Aaron Rodgers got quite the surprise in the final round of Jeopardy last night. The Green Bay Packers quarterback and interim Jeopardy host was the subject of a gentle dig from two-day champion Scott Shewfelt, who trolled the NFL champion with a question of his own during Final Jeopardy, HuffPost reports.

On Monday’s episode, which marked Rodgers’ first day with the new hosting gig, he asked competitors to name a TV personality who told the audience, “just take … 10 seconds to think of the people who have helped you become who you are” when accepting a Lifetime Achievement Emmy.

Although Shewfelt didn’t know the answer, he did come up with a clever reply. “Who wanted to kick that field goal?” he wrote in response (For the record, the correct answer is Mister Rogers, which only one contestant was able to guess correctly). In response to the dig, which poked fun at the Packers’ January NFC Championship game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Rodgers laughed and shook his head. “That is a great question, should be correct,” he replied. “But unfortunately for this game today, that’s incorrect.”

In a chat at the end of the episode, Rodgers joined Shewfelt at his podium. “You will always be all time in my book, my friend,” Rodgers told him. “My first show, and that’s what you said at the end. Thank you for that.”

During an Instagram Live after the episode aired, Rodgers filled fans in on the game show moment. “A little insight, as the host at my podium I get to see what they’re writing,” he explained. “So, I saw him beginning to write something about kicking the field goal and then I had to get to my spot and I didn’t see the rest of his writing, [but] I knew there was going to be some sort of humor there.”

Jeopardy airs weeknights at 7/6c on ABC. Watch the full clip from Final Jeopardy in the video above.

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