Kirk Cousins not personally concerned with coronavirus, wears a mask out of respect for others
Former Michigan State and current Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins does not have many personal concerns with COVID-19. He’s taking a “whatever happens, happens” approach to the pandemic when it comes to his own health.
But the NFL quarterback is still being respectful and courteous to others. That’s why, despite his own personal views, he’s still wearing a mask out in public.
In a recent interview on Spotify’s 10 Questions podcast, hosted by NFL Network’s Kyle Brandt, Cousins talk about the ongoing pandemic and his views on it.
“If I get it, I’m gonna ride it out,” Cousins said. “I’m gonna let nature do its course. Survival-of-the-fittest kind of approach. And just say, if it knocks me out, it knocks me out. I’m going to be OK.
“You know, even if I die. If I die, I die. I know of have peace about that.”
Cousins was asked for his personal opinion on wearing masks. Given a scale of 1-to-10, with 1 being “stupid for wearing one” and 10 being all-in on the idea, the Vikings quarterback made it clear that he’s not a huge fan of them. However, he still wears one.
“I’m not gonna call anybody stupid, for the trouble it would get me in,” Cousins said. “But I’m about a .000001. So my opinion on wearing a mask is really about being respectful to other people. It really has nothing to do with my own personal thoughts.”
This season, Cousins will be entering his ninth season in the NFL and his third year in Minnesota.