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Vikings to cut former third-round pick quarterback Kellen Mond, per report

The writing was on the wall within the preseason, and it ought to change into official at present. Per NFL Media, the Minnesota Vikings are waiving second-year quarterback Kellen Mond. As of Tuesday morning, the Vikings are set to maneuver ahead with Kirk Cousins, Sean Mannion and Nick Mullens at quarterback.

Mond was chosen by the Vikings within the third spherical of the 2021 NFL Draft out of Texas A&M. He performed in only one regular-season recreation in his rookie yr, finishing 2 of three passes for five yards. Mond had a stable exhibiting in the course of the Vikings’ first preseason matchup this yr towards the Las Vegas Raiders, finishing 9 of 14 passes for 119 yards and two touchdowns. The subsequent week towards the San Francisco 49ers, nonetheless, Mond accomplished 10 of 20 passes for 82 yards and threw two interceptions. Mannion did not carry out very properly towards the 49ers, both, which triggered the Vikings to trade for Mullens that subsequent Monday. 

Mond regarded poised to win the backup quarterback job getting into coaching camp, however issues shortly modified. Popping out of Texas A&M, Mond was a prospect that intrigued many groups, and he even received the Reese’s Senior Bowl MVP after finishing 13 of 25 passes for 173 yards and two touchdowns within the showcase. A four-year starter for the Aggies, Mond grew to become simply the third quarterback in SEC historical past to go for over 9,000 yards to associate with over 1,500 yards speeding.

Mond was famously a part of a contest that went down in college football lore, as he defeated Joe Burrow and the LSU Tigers, 74-72, in seven overtimes again in 2018. That matchup set the file for many mixed factors scored in FBS historical past, and tied the NCAA file for longest recreation. Mond threw six touchdowns and ran for one more, sustaining his focus for practically 5 hours to drag out a win for the Aggies. 

Simply 23 years outdated, there needs to be some curiosity in Mond — even when it is a spot on the follow squad. 

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