Report: Vikings QB Cousins tests positive for COVID-19, won’t play against Packers on Sunday

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Kirk Cousins, quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings, has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not play against the Green Bay Packers during their upcoming Sunday night matchup.

That’s according to NFL.com’s Tom Pelissero who broke the news on Twitter Friday morning.

Cousins, who is unvaccinated, reportedly had symptoms and self-reported before testing positive, according to Pelissero. Unvaccinated NFL players are tested everyday as part of league protocol.

Vikings backup quarterback Sean Mannion tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, but could be cleared Friday, according to Pelissero.


Earlier this week, the Packers added four more players to the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list. Wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling was taken off the COVID-19 reserve list on Thursday.

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The Vikings need to win their final two games of the season to secure a spot in the playoffs.