Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has tested positive for COVID-19.
Minutes later, the Vikings said Cousins had been placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.
This means Cousins, who is unvaccinated, is expected to miss Sunday night's primetime match-up against the Packers at Lambeau Field.
As Field Yates points out, that leaves Minnesota with two quarterbacks: Rookie Kellen Mond and the just-signed Kyle Sloter. (Sean Mannion, who has served as Cousins' back-up, is currently on the COVID reserve list.)
Cousins' vaccination status was a topic throughout training camp. In August, he suggested he'd prefer to be surrounded by plexiglass to getting the COVID vaccine, telling reporters: "I think the vaccination decision is a very private health matter for me and I'm going to keep it as such. I'm going to be vigilant about avoiding a close contact."
He also said just before the season he had little concern over the virus, telling The Ringer:
"I would say I’m going to go about my daily life. If I get it, I’m going to ride it out. I’m going to 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."
Schefter tweeted Cousins "has symptoms," though didn't specify how serious those symptoms are.