Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has stated his views on wearing a mask or not and hopefully his take spreads to those who refuse to wear a mask at all.

Look at the states where COVID-19 has been bad, as soon as people started wearing masks, social distancing and not gathering in large groups, the numbers of people contacting the virus and dying from it went go down. So there is something to wearing a mask.

Many are worried about the fall and winter months and the flu when what we have seen in the Southern Hemisphere is that because people are wearing masks, social distancing and keeping their hands clean, flu numbers are drastically down and I believe that will be the same in America.

According to MLive, former Holland Christian and Michigan State University standout Kirk Cousins said,

If I get it, I'm gonna ride it out. I'm gonna let nature do its course. Survival of the fittest kind of approach. And just say, if it knocks me out, it knocks me out. I'm going to be OK. You know, even if I die. If I die, I die. I kind of have peace about that.

That is all easy to say when you are not 75 years old and not near as healthy but at least Cousins is being straight about it.

Cousins has some views on wearing a mask or not. His opinion on actually wearing a mask is out of respect of other people. Cousins is really not in favor of wearing the mask but does so in order to be respectful of others. That is pretty simple.

Come on, this guy makes $35 million a season, doesn't personally believe in the mask thing but does so out of respect for others.

I hope others who think masks are silly or somehow going against their rights remember that we are in a pandemic, wearing a mask protects you and others whether you believe it or not. Unless you are an epidemiologist and specialize in deadly virus and can prove otherwise that wearing a mask does nothing... until then... put on your damn mask.