By now you’re clearly aware that Kirk Cousins will not be suiting up against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football. The quarterback will miss his first start in his Minnesota career due to a positive COVID test.
As expected, the internet exploded.
Cousins, who put on one of the sillier press conferences in recent memory this past summer, became the focal point for the league’s vaccine debate after his comments on COVID precautions went viral.
In a story that would be hard for a Hollywood comedy writer to craft, Cousins is now assured of a fate that most believed was inevitable in the most untimely of moments. With the season literally on the line, Cousins will sit. It’s an almost perfectly cruel end to a perfectly cruel season for Vikings fans. Disgusting poetry.
Yet despite the frustrations and anger of some fans, there is still a certain amount of journalistic integrity that should be expected from the professionals. Unfortunately, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk decided to go another way with it.
Florio, a Vikings fan and outspoken critic of the team’s current path, has never shied away from airing out his frustrations. But, to twist the knife on a quarterback who is likely every bit as upset as the fan base and then some, is a bit of a low blow for someone of such high stature. To bring Cousins’ contract in and almost cockley celebrate the demise seems inappropriate.
The Vikings will now rely on Sean Mannion to keep their hopes alive. Who knows, maybe we’ll get a new Minneapois Miracle and something good for Florio to tweet about.