It’s unclear precisely what Kellen Mond did to procure in Mike Zimmer’s doghouse final year, or when it even took role. Perchance it was once being unvaccinated from COVID-19, as had been two other quarterbacks on the roster final preseason. Perchance it was once merely being drafted by the Vikings, over which Mond had no recall an eye on.
Regardless of it was once, maybe no participant on the Vikings’ roster has benefited extra from Kevin O’Connell’s arrival than Mond.
“Kellen’s having a precise spring so far, working extremely exhausting, digesting the gadget,” O’Connell said Wednesday, by Dustin Baker of vikingsterritory.com. “He made a pair of assessments the day before on the present time on the line of scrimmage that he wasn’t prepared play-by-play for; he upright instinctively did it. These are the limited things you explore.”
The Vikings made Mond a third-spherical alternative in 2021. He threw 51 passes in three preseason video games and by no procedure got off the bench in the conventional season.
When asked if he desired to explore Mond in a meaningless Week 18 game, Zimmer spoke back, “Now not particularly.” The coach added that he had considered ample at practice. A day later, Zimmer clarified that he wasn’t attempting to diss Mond, asserting, “I upright supposed [Mond] is the third-crew quarterback.”
Zimmer now could be gone, and Mond remains, getting a brand contemporary open beneath a brand contemporary coach.