QB - MIN
Week 6 Outlook
Minnesota Vikings rookie QB Kellen Mond completed 6-of-16 pass attempts for 53 yards and rushed five times for 25 yards in a 33-6 loss against the Denver Broncos in preseason Week 1 on Saturday.
Mond logged only three practices after coming off the league's Reserve/COVID-19 list earlier in the week, so his production is relatively impressive. He ran many RPO-designed plays, which he sold more effectively due to the mobility he possesses. He displayed mobility on designed runs and within the pocket to avoid pressure, a skill set that starter Kirk Cousins lacks. Mond needs to improve his throwing accuracy but could be featured in heavy personnel rushing packages in 2021.
The Minnesota Vikings have activated QB Kellen Mond off of the reserve/COVID-19 list, allowing him to return to practice, per the Minnesota Vikings on Twitter.
Mond returns to the team after spending ten days on the COVID list. The Vikings used a third-round pick on Mond in the year's draft. He was the most hyped QB prospect outside of the first-round QBs that were selected. Over the next few seasons, he will have the chance to prove he can be the QB of the future in Minnesota when the team moves on from QB Kirk Cousins.
The Vikings signed rookie QB Kellen Mond to a four-year, $5.2 million contract on Monday.
Mond was selected in the third round, 66th overall by the Vikings in the 2021 NFL Draft. He’s expected to serve as the backup QB behind Kirk Cousins. The 21-year-old QB threw 19 touchdowns with three interceptions in his senior year at Texas A&M. Mond is considered a dual-threat but will only have fantasy appeal if Cousins were to miss any time in 2021. The Vikings rookie QB is mainly a dynasty stash for now.
The Minnesota Vikings have selected quarterback Kellen Mond with the No. 66 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
The Minnesota Vikings have landed a potential QB of the future in Kellen Mond. Looked at as more of a Day 3 selection prior to the 2020 college season, Mond made noticeable leaps in 2021. At the very least, he will become one of the top backups and spot starters in the league. Barring a Kirk Cousins meltdown, Minnesota will have two to three valuable years to develop him in their building before having to decide on what to do with Kirk.