VIDEO: First Look at Kellen Mond in Vikings Minicamp
Entering the 2021 NFL season, the Minnesota Vikings don't really have any question marks surrounding the quarterback position. Kirk Cousins finished with his fifth season of 4,000-plus passing yards in the past six years. But, that didn't stop the Vikings from drafting a potential replacement for Cousins in Kellen Mond.
Minnesota selected Mond out of Texas A&M in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft (No. 66 overall). Mond may be a few years away from taking over the starting quarterback job in Minnesota, but Vikings fans are still excited about all of his untapped potential. Vikings fans finally got their first look of Mond at the team's rookie minicamp on Friday.
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While the pass may have ended up incomplete, it's entirely too early to make any assumptions on this video. It's an early look. And, hey, that's what rookie minicamp is designed for: to develop these young prospects.
Mond pretty much tore it up throughout his career at Texas A&M. He combined for 63 touchdowns and 8,286 passing yards during this final three seasons in college. Furthermore, Mond was a threat on the ground as well. He averaged 3.7 rushing yards per attempt in college including 20-plus touchdowns.
FanDuel Sportsbook's latest NFL odds agree that Mond likely won't see much playing time next season, at least for the time being. Mond is getting +10000 odds to take home the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award next season. Still, while Mond continues to develop, Vikings fans are excited to see if they found their next franchise quarterback.
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