Kellen Mond will not get a second season in Minnesota.
The Vikings are waiving the 2021 third-round decide, NFL Community Insider Tom Pelissero reported Tuesday, per a supply knowledgeable of the scenario.
Mond sported constructive traits at Texas A&M, and the thought on draft night time instructed he may ultimately take over for Kirk Cousins. However Mond struggled mightily as a rookie, rapidly touchdown in Mike Zimmer’s doghouse. These points continued into this offseason and preseason, the place he did not present sufficient in opposition to opponents’ third- and fourth-string gamers for the brand new brass to maintain him round.
We regularly see new regimes transfer on from younger gamers they weren’t as excessive on. The Vikings entrance workplace signaled the doubtless finish of Mond’s time in Minnesota when it traded for backup Nick Mullens final week.
Given the pre-draft evaluations, Mond ought to discover a place on a observe squad within the NFL, the place he can work on creating out of the highlight.
The Vikings weren’t accomplished making adjustments to their QB room Tuesday. NFL Community Insider Ian Rapoport reported Minnesota is slicing Sean Mannion. Mannion, nevertheless, is a candidate to finish up on the Vikings’ observe squad, per Rapoport.