While most people in the NFL appear to be working hard to try and have a safe, successful season in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kirk Cousins went and opened his mouth with a questionable statement.
The Minnesota Vikings quarterback called into question how well masks work. He also says he is taking a “survival of the fittest” approach to the pandemic.
Cousins appeared on Kyle Brandt’s new podcast for The Ringer, “10 Questions.” During the appearance, he basically reverse-quoted Rocky IV villain Ivan Drago, when asked about his concerns about the virus. “If I die, I die,” the quarterback said. “I kind of have peace about that.”
How much would @KirkCousins8 spend for a private concert with Creed?
— The Ringer (@ringer) September 2, 2020
When asked his level of concern from 1-10, in which ‘1’ is for people who believe “Masks are stupid, you’re all a bunch of lemmings,” Cousins said he was at a .000001, but that he wants to “respect what other people’s concerns are.”
Among the many people who took issue with his statement was Fox Sports’ Joy Taylor who took to Twitter to blast him for his words.
No outrage from me but the issue isn’t about the healthy, NFL QB that plays a violent sport, not being afraid of the virus. The issue, as it is with everyone, will you unknowingly pass it to someone else. That said, I’m not getting advice on a pandemic from Kirk Cousins. https://t.co/yXwjLeq5cF
— Joy Taylor (@JoyTaylorTalks) September 2, 2020