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Kellen Mond Reacts to Mike Zimmer's Criticism

Isaiah De Los Santos
How Kellen Mond reacted to Mike Zimmer's questionable comments following Week 17 has been revealed.
How Kellen Mond reacted to Mike Zimmer's questionable comments following Week 17 has been revealed. / David Berding/GettyImages
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Minnesota Vikings players are now preparing for a new era after former head coach Mike Zimmer was fired on Black Monday. The cracks in the foundation under Zimmer were clear, especially considering how he subtly roasted rookie quarterback Kellen Mond with some questionable comments after Week 17.

Many wondered how Mond would respond to his coach's sly criticism, but he appears to have brushed it off.

Kellen Mond Mike Zimmer

After the Vikings' loss in Week 17, Zimmer was asked if he wanted to see Mond play to close the regular season. The head coach clearly wasn't a fan of that idea, as he responded "not particularly" because "I see him every day."

Those aren't the exactly the supportive comments you'd hope to hear from a head coach when talking about his young QB. Mond, though, is described as having "thick skin" and not being bothered at all by Zimmer's remarks.

Now that Zimmer has been booted from Minnesota, Mond can continue to focus on his development, hopefully with a coach that will embrace the chance to mould the young signal-caller.


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Isaiah De Los Santos is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Isaiah De Los Santos also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username zayyy05328. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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