In return, the Las Vegas Raiders got a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.
That transaction indicated that the current Vikings think tank isn’t sold on their play-caller depth chart.
While Kirk Cousins remains as their starter, they wanted to improve the depth chart after him.
But after three preseason games, they are saying goodbye to a second-year quarterback.
New regime in Minnesota gives up on Kellen Mond quickly. https://t.co/vhOPctL0Hr
— Adam Hoge (@AdamHoge) August 30, 2022
CHGO Sports’ Adam Hoge tweeted, “New regime in Minnesota gives up on Kellen Mond quickly.”
He quoted NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, who said, “The #Vikings are waiving QB Kellen Mond, per source. A third-round pick out of Texas A&M in 2021, Mond had a lot of fans in the pre-draft process. But he struggled in preseason action, and Minnesota’s new regime traded for Nick Mullens recently. Now, Mond heads to waivers.”
It’s not the end of the road for Mond’s NFL career.
However, his prospects do not look good after a roller-coaster preseason.
Against his former team, Mond finished with nine completions for 119 yards and two touchdowns.
Unfortunately, he threw two interceptions in their succeeding preseason game versus the San Francisco 49ers.
After being selected by the Vikings in the third round of last year’s draft, Mond appeared in just one game and completed two passes for five yards.
Doing Away With The Old Regime?
Mond is part of the last draft class for former Vikings general manager Rick Spielman and head coach Mike Zimmer.
With the former Texas A&M standout gone, there’s also word that Janarius Robinson might also be cut.
As Mond goes through waivers, the Vikings will have a rotation of Cousins, Mullens, and Sean Mannion.
Like Mond, Mannion played one game for the Vikings in 2021, finishing with 189 yards and a touchdown.