Breaking News: Kirk Cousins Tests Positive for Covid, Will Miss SNF Against Packers

Sep 26, 2021; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins.Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports.

Well, this one mostly felt like it was just a matter of time with the numbers climbing. Kirk Cousins, according to The Athletic‘s Chad Graff, has tested positive for Covid-19:

The “tomorrow night” portion of Graff’s tweet must be an error. The Vikings play in a couple days. Even still, Kirk Cousins won’t be able to play because of the Covid-19 result.

The team will therefore be leaning on Sean Mannion, Kellen Mond, or recently-signed Kyle Sloter. In other words, the Vikings will almost certainly lose to the Packers, thereby bringing the playoff hopes to a close.

We’ll have more info as details emerge.