Cousins dismisses COVID concerns: 'If I die, I die.'


As the tweet goes, every day Twitter has one main character and it's vitally important that we all try *not* to be it. And yet somehow today, before 9am, we already have one: Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins. 

You see, Kirk went on a podcast with Good Morning Football's Kyle Brandt and talked about the coronavirus. It didn't go super well! Cousins was asked about his level of concern regarding COVID-19, and here's what he said: 

"I want to respect what other people's concerns are," Cousins told Brandt. "For me personally, just talking no one else can get the virus, what is your concern if you get it, I would say I'm going to go about my daily life. If I get it, I'm going to ride it out. I'm gonna let nature do its course. Survival-of-the-fittest 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 kind of have peace about that. That's really where I fall on it, so my opinion about wearing a mask is about being respectful to other people. It really has nothing to do with my personal thoughts." (Yes Kirk that's *abundantly clear*) 

Huh. All right then! "I'm going to be OK. You know, even if I die" is one hell of a sentence combination. The official guess as to when Cousins walks this back is what? Today's media availability? The beginning of practice? I pity the people in Vikings PR, who probably had an agenda's worth of stuff to do today, none of which focused on dealing with their starting QB saying "If I die, I die."