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The Minnesota Vikings made news during the 2021 NFL draft after selecting Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond in the third round, 66th overall.  Mond becomes the 29th quarterback ever drafted by the Vikings, and first quarterback taken in the third round by Minnesota since 1961.  The last quarterback taken in the third round by Minnesota was Vikings legend Fran Tarkenton.

 

Mond stands 6’3, 217lbs and is a 21-year-old San Antonio Texas native.  He was a four year starter at Texas A&M and is one of just three Southeastern Conference (SEC) quarterbacks to record over 9,000 career passing yards with 1,500 rushing yards.

 

According to Mond he has been preparing for this his entire life…

 

 

 

 

Coming into this season, Mond will be the backup to starting quarterback Kirk Cousins.  Cousins has two years left on his $66 million contract.  However, Cousins at times has failed to live up to his big money deal and it’s clear the Vikings are not necessarily ready to commit more time and money into the 32-year-old starter. 

 

Mond says he looks forward to serving under Cousins and hopes to learn a lot from the veteran starter…

 

 

 

 

In the interview Mond did not say he models his game after anyone specific in the NFL, but went on to say he loves watching guys like Drew Brees and Tom Brady…

 

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