Michigan State Football: Kirk Cousins has interesting take on COVID-19

Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /

Former Michigan State football quarterback and current NFL star Kirk Cousins had quite the take on the COVID-19 pandemic.

The year 2020 will go down in history books as being one of the worst in history. It all started with the threat of World War III followed by the COVID-19 outbreak which cancelled the NCAA Tournament, sports for months and turned into a pandemic that stretched across the globe and forced everyone indoors.

Everything shut down and life was not the same.

Fans of football have been hoping for the return of the sport to kind of get life back to normal and that started with an FCS game between Austin Peay and Central Arkansas last week and will continue with a slew of Group of Five games this week.

Next week is the NFL and some Power Five openers as well.

One NFL team that has a lot of hope for a Super Bowl berth is led by a former Michigan State quarterback as the Vikings have high hopes. Cousins is in his third year with the team and he, too, is expecting big things in 2020, but he took some time out of his busy schedule to appear on a podcast recently to talk about the COVID-19 pandemic.

What he said drew some mixed reviews and talks of “cancellation” but the more you dissect the quote from the interview, the less mind-boggling it is.

Kirk admitted that he doesn’t believe the masks work (which is a huge no-no) and that’s what caught everyone’s attention, but he did also say that he wears a mask to respect what everyone else’s concerns are. This is important because he wants to make people feel comfortable so he wears a mask, but it is concerning that he doesn’t believe they work (science proves otherwise).

But the most interest take here is “if I die, I die” and that’s crazy to hear from a 32-year-old athlete in his prime. It’s not exactly the right mindset considering COVID-19 can be avoided by following the right protocols.

What do you think of this quote by Kirk? Is it too extreme or not that big of a deal? People seem to have plenty of opinions on this.

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