Kirk Cousins seems to be on board with what George Kittle said last week about playing football games without fans in the stands.
The Minnesota Vikings quarterback stated on Tuesday about the possibility that part or all of the 2020 NFL season will take place without fans in the stands cheering or booing.
“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.”
Players who thrive on the fans losing their minds would not like this very much, but as you can see, Cousins would certainly love playing the Saints or Seahawks at their place without their fan base making it that much harder to hear plays on offense.
Cousins completed 69.1% of his passes for 3,603 yards with 26 touchdowns and six interceptions in 2019.