It’s been a good week for Kellen Mond

It's been a good week for Kellen Mond

November 14, 2021; Englewood, California, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kellen Mond. Compulsory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports.

If a formal announcement is needed, it’s time. Kellen Mond outside the doghouse.

The Minnesota Vikings drafted a young quarterback from Texas A&M University in Round 3 of the 2021 NFL Draft, which could take on QB2 duty and ultimately take on the responsibility of passing Cork cousins.

Mond did nothing like that and did not indicate any assignment in 2021.

Instead, Mond was dropped off at the QB3 Doghouse by the team’s older coaching staff, turning into an infamous moment after the Vikings lost to the Green Bay Packers at 17 weeks.

Zimmer was fired by Minnesota eight days later.

But Mond stuck around, surprising fans that Zimmer was overly critical when Mond was actually a committed project – or if the franchise drafted a lemon.

Lemon Nowhere near the conversation under the team’s new captain Kevin O’Connell. Mond attended the Vikings Minicamp this week and took a QB2 snap with his teammates and competed for Gig, Shawn Manion. It’s a different environment where O’Connell and his staff actually feel like embracing Mond, where Zimmer’s rule is just To endure 22 years old

Kellen Mond
July 30, 2021; Egan, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kellen Mond. Compulsory Credit: Brad Rampel – USA Today Sports

In addition to taking the QB2 snap – which should be done according to the talent of a 3rd-rounder – O’Connell praised Mond on Wednesday, “Kellen has had a good spring so far, working incredibly hard, digesting the system. He did a few checks on the Scrimmage line yesterday for which he was not ready to play-by-play; She just did it instinctively. These are the little things you are looking for. “

Simple and easy, Mond is encouraging the Vikings coaching staff. Five months ago, led by Dr. Minnesota Didn’t do special I want to see more from him. Thanks to Mond, he doesn’t have to play like God this summer. Manion has not been a gamebreaker like Nick Falls since 2017, so Mond will be able to win the summer camp battle if his salt is worth it.

If he doesn’t, Zimmerman will be proven to a degree.

For now, though, Mond will rightly be seen as the team’s backup quarterback behind the Cousins. If the Vikings ’ownership had remained with Zimmer even after 2021, Mond could have been exiled for irrelevance or not even made the team this season.

August 27, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kellen Mond. Compulsory Credit: Danny Medley – USA Today Sports

The cousins ​​mentioned above are extremely durable and have not missed a game for non-virus injuries in their careers. Nevertheless, if in 2022 something injury-oriented finally happens to the cousins, QB2 is considered the team’s weakness as of May. Manion did not show any case kinum or foles-ish magic. A quick Blossom franchise from Mond will be the only roasted resort. Therefore, the Vikings have an immediate inherent interest in Mond emerging as a serviceable – and perhaps exciting – backup option.

The Vikings have made two quarterbacks in the 3rd round of the draft in team history. Mond was last in 2021. The other was Fran Tarkenton.

Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to her daily YouTube channel, VikesNow. She Hosts a podcast With Bryant McKinney, which airs every Wednesday Raun Sai And Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking Fandom dates back to 1996. Listed Criminal Pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos’ and The Doors (Band).

The former Vikings defender landed with the Saints

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