What's on Shark Week Tonight? Aaron Roger's 'Monster Tag' and More Original Shows on the Lineup

In his first appearance on Shark Week, NFL star Aaron Rogers will talk about free-diving with sharks in the Monster Tag special, premiering on the Discovery Channel Monday night.

During the special, the Green Bay quarterback swims among sharks off the coast of San Diego without the safety of a cage—unlike Shaquille O'Neal, who cage-dived during Shark Week's 2018 premiere Sunday.

Known for his daredevil behavior, Rogers told NBC Sports reporter Peter King he decided to take on Discovery's challenge to get over his fear of the fish. "The only reason I wanted to do the shark thing is [because] I have two main fears: Sharks and heights. I'm not gonna jump out of a plane, but sharks, I don't know," he said in an interview, released July 15.

Rogers' fear of sharks stems from watching the movie Jaws as a kid. "[I] always felt like they're in the water, out in the ocean water, and one's got my name on its back and it's gonna munch on me," he explained. "I wanted to conquer that fear because I love the water. I love paddle boarding."

Fans will get to see the "terrifying" moment when a shark approached Rogers during his dive. "Honestly, I blacked out," he said. "It just came up to me and all I was thinking was, 'Oh my god, it's actually happening. What do I do?'"

He added: "I just moved his head down to the right. But it was fun. I have a different appreciation for sharks now. I'm OK with 'em."

Rogers shared an image of his shark encounter on Instagram nearly a month ago.

Ski racier Lindsay von and New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski will also swim with the sharks in the Monster Tag special Monday, which airs on the Discovery Channel at 8 p.m. ET.

Following Monster Tag, Discovery will air Shark Week specials Great White Abyss at 9 p.m. ET followed by Cuba's Secret Shark Lair at 10 p.m. Shark Week festivities will wrap up on Monday with the nightly talk-show, Shark After Dark Live, at 11 p.m. ET.