NFL
August 5, 2021

Kirk Cousins Considered Surrounding Himself with Plexiglass Instead of Getting COVID-19 Vaccine

Kirk Cousins really doesn't want to get the coronavirus vaccine. 

The Minnesota Vikings quarterback — along with the rest of the team's QB room — were deemed high-risk contacts and placed on the COVID-19 reserve list after rookie Kellen Mond tested positive for coronavirus. 

With the franchise's passers apparently unvaccinated, they had to miss multiple days of practice and, if this was in season, could've caused the Vikings to forfeit a game. 

But that doesn't seem to change Cousins' mind on getting the shot, telling ESPN he is "at peace" with his decision to not get vaccinated. 

In fact, Cousins is willing to go to extreme lengths to avoid the jab. 

That's right. The Vikes' starting QB has actually considered surrounding himself with plexiglass to avoid close contact and missing time. 

That, of course, is absolutely ridiculous. And the internet agreed. 

Despite claims that 90% of the NFL has had at least one shot of the vaccine, the Vikings have one of the lowest vaccination rates in the NFL, which has caused coach Mike Zimmer to publicly call out his players. 

While it's just the preseason, it doesn't look like this issue will go away for the Vikings anytime soon. 

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