It was reported earlier this week that the NFL is preparing for the possibility that they may have to play games in stadiums without fans come football season due to Coronavirus.
Though it would seem as if every player and fan would be opposed to both how that would look and feel, some aren’t against it at all.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins went on record Tuesday regarding the matter, saying the following –
“Honestly, we practice every day in an empty grass area and pump in fake crowd noise for away games,” Cousins said on a conference call, via ESPN.com.
“But more often than not, you’re used to it. OTA practices don’t have a lot of pomp and circumstance to them. So honestly to go out and just play the game would kind of be refreshing, a breath of fresh air, to just let us know that we don’t have to have all the smoke and the fire, we can just play football. So as long as we’re playing the game, I won’t have a lot of complaints, and hopefully if it’s still not returned to normal, we can find a way to make it work.”
Cousins threw for 3,603 yards with 26 touchdowns and six interceptions while completing 69.1% of his passes last season, putting up an impressive year until the Vikings were eliminated by the 49ers.