The Cleveland Browns — previously generally known as the place quarterbacks go to die — has claimed former Vikings signal-caller Kellen Mond.
Cleveland wants quarterback depth, so Mond makes a number of sense as an emergency choice.
Whereas the Texas A&M product was a goal to ultimately find yourself again on Minnesota’s observe squad, the Vikings ran the chance of dropping him to a different crew after they reduce him. Evidently, they had been snug sufficient with that threat.
Mond is not going to obtain any first-team reps. He’s behind each Jacoby Brissett and Josh Dobbs on the Browns depth chart. As soon as Deshaun Watson comes again from his 11-game suspension, Mond is likely to be compelled to hit the street, as effectively.
The third-round decide in 2021 was all however formally launched when the Vikings traded for Nick Mullens to again up Kirk Cousins. Immediately, there was no place for Mond on the roster. Now, he has a brand new residence solely.
Browns declare Kellen Mond from Vikings
Mond acquired a contemporary begin from new head coach Kevin O’Connell in Minnesota. Nonetheless, he couldn’t show himself in restricted time.
Mike Zimmer, the previous head coach of the Vikings, positioned Mond firmly in his doghouse up till the day he was fired. Mond commented on this final offseason.
“He’s by no means actually talked to me personally, so I didn’t actually take an excessive amount of offense to it,” mentioned Mond, after Zimmer’s firing. “He type of backtracked on his phrase a little bit bit after. But it surely’s all enjoyable and video games, no matter. It’s a brand new 12 months, new coaches, new crew. I’m a 12 months older, second 12 months within the NFL.”
Mond by no means actually had a head coach who believed in him, and that stunted his improvement in Minnesota. Whether or not he can come again from that continues to be to be seen, however he’ll get an opportunity on the observe squad in Cleveland for now.
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