Minnesota Vikings suffer a blow to Sunday’s preseason opener in Las Vegas as quarterback Kirk Cousins tests positive for COVID
- Kirk Cousins was sent home from training camp with an unknown illness
- He has now tested positive for Covid-19 and will miss the Minnesota Vikings opener
- Star quarterback Cousins won’t play in Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins tested positive for COVID-19, head coach Kevin O’Connell said Friday.
The squad sent Cousins home from training camp on Thursday with an undisclosed illness.
Cousins, who missed a game late last season after testing positive, will not play in the preseason opener in Las Vegas on Sunday.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (No. 8) has tested positive for COVID-19
Kellen Mond and Sean Mannion compete for the reserve role. Both see a lot of action against the Raiders.
Cousins, who turns 34 on August 19, is entering his fifth season with the Vikings and eleventh overall.
He passed for 4,221 yards, 33 touchdowns and seven interceptions in 16 games last season.
Cousins, who turns 34 on August 19, will enter his fifth season with Vikings and 11th overall
In total, he threw 32,593 yards, 223 touchdowns and 91 picks in 125 games (120 starts) with Washington (2012-17) and Minnesota.
The NFL withdrew its COVID-19 protocol in March but is still following CDC guidelines requiring five days of isolation after testing positive.
Cousins was named the seventh highest paid NFL player, according to ForbesFriday, received $42.5 million with $40 million on the field and $2.5 million off the field.
Tom Brady first became the league’s top earner with $75 million, taking home more than Super Bowl champion Matthew Stafford and Green Bay Packers Aaron Rodgers in an all-QB top 10.
Cousins was named the seventh highest paid NFL player, with Tom Brady at the top