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Round 3 - Pick 2: Kellen Mond, QB, Texas A&M (Minnesota Vikings)

Round 3 - Pick 2: Kellen Mond, QB, Texas A&M (Minnesota Vikings)

RipReed21

Last year the Packers took Love in the first round to spark a Rodgers MVP season. This is the Dollar General version of that.


Dave_Matthews_Jam

Kirk wins NVP


ManOfGizmosAndGears

Kirk, you just won NVP. What does this all mean to you? Well, first of all through the power of god anything’s possible. So jot that down.


poppo3000

If I win NVP, I win NVP.


Allhail_theAirBear10

You botched the quote a decent amount but good reference


DreamSleepPills

Do you have a NVP? Didn't think so


HenryRuggsIII

I love Dollar General.


Epic_Coleslaw

Cousins NVP confirmed.


chillinwithmoes

lmao annoying, but accurate


jloadin3

Kirk Cousins: "FRICK!" 😂


Winstonp00

[Schefter] Reigning Vikings QB Kirk Cousins is so disgruntled with the Minnesota Vikings that he has told some within the organization that he does not want to return to the team, league and team sources told ESPN on Thursday.


davidlovepandles

If I leave, I leave


BasicallyHummus

I audibly lol’d


MG_MN

If he channels that anger into an MVP season I'd be down


Stahlian

And there was much rejoicing "yay"


Epic_Coleslaw

So much cap space for activities.


pablos4pandas

I think I saw the other day that he has the largest free agent contract in NFL history. What a guy


Quackular

I love how I read this in the monty python voices complete with the muddled "yay" Thanks for the laugh mate.


anonbutler

You ~~like~~ vike that


DrLee_PHD

“GOSH DARNIT!!”


Jakrabbitslim

“I DON’T LIKE THAT!”


MuteNasty

YOU LIKE THAT!


Epic_Coleslaw

HELL YEAH BROTHER CHEERS FROM MY COUCH


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SamStrake

Did... did you watch any A&M games? The kid is all heart, I’ll give him that, but he has the accuracy of a stormtrooper. Edit: Just saw your username, now I’m even more confused lol


StonerTomBrady

I’ll recommend this: go back at watch A&M cs Clemson in 2018 or the 2018 LSU game that year in 7OT. I’ll be honest - Kellen isn’t the best QB, he has the skills but man does he overthink it on the field and just struggles in the play making ability via arm. His legs will help a lot. But I truly think coaching and sitting on the bench to study, he can be decent. I’ll leave it at this, when Kellen is on during the random crunch time that he’s on, he is lights out. Great touch, ball placement and reads. But getting that Kellen to come out is a difficult task and he struggled to prove it vs accomplished teams like Bama or during games we needed him to play lights out. But I still think he’s got some potential with kicking the tires. Get Gary to talk to him and coach him up and see what you get.


Gascho

Don't know if your description is accurate of Mond, but if it's true, it sounds a lot like Trubisky.


eeeedlef

So we should have traded up to #2 to snag him?


Tbrou16

Bear hunting season is Sept 1-Oct 18 in Minnesota. That was murder.


Polly_the_Parrot

People have compared Mond to being a robot. Now imagine points in time where he's basically a combination of a Terminator, Cylon, and Agent Smith all in one and just lighting people (elite competition) the fuck up. He's not always like that though


Practical-Rhubarb

Mond is a guy people sleep on quite a bit. He has the ability to be a career journeyman type of player is my opinion but not a franchise quarterback.


EarthshatterReady

It’s a 3rd round QB pick? Y’all are acting like we picked him 1st overall. I wouldn’t mind if Mond sat for 2 years behind Kirk.


Blenderbutthole

Also we have 3 more 3rd rd picks


AdonisSebastian

Cb, Cb, Cb, trade up, Cb


TheLowlyPheasant

Mond is who most Bears fans were hoping for in the second if we missed out on the first round guys. You guys did well.


Saxophobia1275

Seriously, it’s like this sub doesn’t think a team is allowed more than 1 QB at a time.


TheDuceman

Yeah, I’ve got no clue what that’s about.


khube

I'm an aggie who watched him for 4 years and while he's incredibly frustrating at times, he really did improve every year which is rare. If he say behind kirk a couple years I think he could be an average to above average qb.


Sang_dirty_old_town

Absolutely nothing wrong with getting a guy into your system and having him develop in a no-stress backup role. If he becomes a stud that's phenomenal, if he tops out as a career backup, that's cool and it was a 3rd round pick.


ToastedHunter

Yeah nothing wrong with this and it implies nothing we didnt already know about kirk’s future. Its always good to have a young qb on the roster. You might accidentally draft dak or brady


Luck1492

#RUN ON QBS


mcallisterco

Jesus, you weren't wrong.


I_main_pyro

Use our free pick from the jets to take an attempt at QB, why not


MG_MN

Yeah I dont get the outrage or the Kirk trolling comments. Solid project QB which is something we haven't had in a long time, and he's obviously not a threat to take Kirk's spot in the immediate future


wombat316

What does Kirk have left? 2 years on that deal? Sounds like a solid amount of time for a backup to sit. *Packers fan legit not trolling*


cjpren11

Yeah I mean 2 years should be long enough to figure out if he can take over the starting job and in the meantime he’s far and away our best option for a backup. I wanted him as a potential developmental guy.


MG_MN

Yeah I think 2 years guaranteed. The time was probably right if they felt strongly about a particular guy, but 2 years is a bit longer than usual to sit. He'd be 23 at that point, so still pretty young. It worked out for you guys with ARodge, though obviously he was very highly touted and Favre was *juuuuust* a bit better than Kirk haha Edit: I say all this as a Kirk fan. I think he's a solid QB and deserves to keep his spot for at least this season. We never take on QB projects so thats why I'm all for it, and it tells me the front office feels strongly about him


benigntugboat

I think at the very least he'll be a backup with the armstrength to give guys like thielen and jefferson a chance and the ability to scramble and run if the pass becomes a liability. Even if he never improves Id rather have someone who can run the ball hand it to dalvin than sean mannion. And if he does improve the ceilings pretty high.


Whynotminot6969

This is who I wanted the Bears to take if they couldn’t get a top 5 QB. He’s gonna be decent.


Segat1133

Exactly....I mean its worth a shot. Worse come to worse it doesn't work out but it was basically a free pick.


I_main_pyro

We need a backup QB anyways. It's not exactly what I expected but it might work out, good to have contingency plans at QB.


keefstrong

Ringer guy liked mond as the 3rd best qb in this draft


Aaron_Rodgers_Family

I wonder if this is one of those threads we look back in and make fun of the comments


GartThrowaway

Idk enough about mond to say if it will or won’t be but the way everyone is reacting makes for a juicy hindsight thread if it works out


Scorps

For as much as people want to talk about the mythical "sit behind an established QB and learn for a year or two to develop" I don't see why they would hate this pick when it was essentially completely free from our trade with the Jets


howsaboutyou

We traded pick 14 (Alijah Vera Tucker) for picks that got us Christian Darrisaw, Kellen Mond, and Wyatt Davis. You love to see it.


MatooBatson

Rick's slickness knows no bounds.


igloojoe11

Yeah, people mock it, but I like him here. Has all the physical tools, but super streaky. With a 3rd round price tag, thats a good risk to take.


TypeSkol

I was just thinking this. I legitimately think he has a really high ceiling.


Aaron_Rodgers_Family

Same. He can sit behind cousins for a couple years. An underrated spot for a rookie to land.


Rushderp

He definitely does have a high ceiling, but getting there could be difficult. There were times at A&M that he looked stellar. Most of the time though, he did not. It was frustrating as a fan.


I_main_pyro

I'll allow it.


Rabidsphere

God I fucking hope so


Blenderbutthole

It’s why I never make fun of divisional teams when they draft QBs. My favorite is the Mahomes thread: https://i.imgur.com/yR9P7p9.jpg


kgthdc2468

Maybe if it was a team that can develop a QB. Our franchise is historically bad at it.


Aaron_Rodgers_Family

Sure, but the endless love of Kirk and Julie has to count for something


HenryTheTitan

Kirk cousins about to co-host Jeopardy with Rodgers


Jevarden

What is “you like that?”


Zobrizzo

What it "I don't vike that!"


DreamSleepPills

Honestly they'd probably make a good comedy duo. The atheist bachelor and the christian family man. It practically writes itself


LAZYTOWWWWWN

Sure ok yeah


anonbutler

We are getting both Kirk and Rodgers


f-r

And Brady


broji04

Broncos said fuck it and signed a 45 year old drew Brees. him, Brady, Rodgers and cousins all played one quarter each every game, the rest was spent drinking lots of warm water while reminiscing about what their grandsons were doing. They won 4 superbowls.


WhiteNoiseReddit

Honestly I only see Brady playing in Tampa for 5-10 more seasons tops, who knows where he’ll choose to win Super Bowls after that


90WCaL

And Dalton.


JerryRiceDidntFumble

AND MY AXE!


Reisdorfer90

And my bow


cusoman

Sure but you guys keep forgetting that the prophecy states you can have Rodgers for only one season and then he needs to go to the Vikings. That's how it works, you can't twist that fate.


winslowpete

You got Mr. Shoulder Pads


g0dzilllla

I don’t Mond it. He’s definitely gonna make a Kellen as a backup in the NFL


Apathi

You had that ready for if we drafted him, didn’t you?


theresabeeonyourhat

I still can't believe we got the guy we WANTED


Jwr32

Get off the stage


The_Black_Unicorn

Zillla you’re cool but delete this


zzj

Angry Kirk is best Kirk


anujsingh83

FRICK


pollo_assado

It's Kirk Cousins MVP season 😎


PM-ME-YOUR-BOOBSplz

you like that?


Java_Bomber

Very welmed huh


SpiderSchwein

Yeah this is whatever I guess.


Sharks77

...is drafting a QB in the third round worth overreacting over? This thread makes it sound like it was a first round pick.


waterbuffalo750

I think the overreaction is a big meme? I mean, people know this is Mannion in shambles, not Kirk in shambles, right?


Scorps

Especially when we just snagged 2 more 3rds in our trade down yesterday. Don't mind the pick at all.


sleephardplayhard

Seriously, based on our first round this is almost a free pick


Scorps

Exactly, free capital to use on a developmental guy with huge potential. The more I am seeing us draft the more I like it, it's a great lottery ticket and we didn't have to really neglect anything to get him.


SirDiego

No, we have a bunch of third round picks and he will be sitting behind Kirk for at least a couple years. This is not like front page news but pretty decent value pick. We had basically no backup QB either.


RedditSignedMeOutYo

Meh. Packer fans think this is somehow the same as the Love pick so whatever. Their QB wants nothing to do with them. We’ll throw them a bone at the moment.


MostlyUselessFacts

A 3rd round pick that was free from the Darislaw trade


chillinwithmoes

> Darislaw lol


toostronKG

Really high ceiling but definitely a big risk. A team like Minnesota is a perfect landing spot for him. He's got franchise QB upside but he's nowhere near ready. This way he can sit for a while behind an established starter and be a backup, which they needed, and *maybe* they'll be able to coach Mond up to be the future. I like the pick.


DreamSleepPills

I really don't hate it considering we have 3 more picks this round and I think 3 in the 4th anyway. Besides I think Kirk is going to ask for absurd money after next year when his contract is up.


Inspiration_Bear

Kirk asking for absurd money and doing everything possible to maximize it is the single most bankable trait he has


DreamSleepPills

And I don't blame him. Players should go for the bag. I just don't want him eating a ton of our cap because I think he's pretty good but not someone who can do it all himself.


KeyExplanation

“Gosh darn it!” - Kirk Cousins


wedid

With how many 3rd and 4th round picks we have I'm happy with this pick. High upside who could develop to QOTF. And given the capital invested we can easily move on with a 1st round rookie in future drafts. Just need to fill holes with the next few picks


im_garbage

Isn't this Simm's guy ? Let's see if it works


Youngwheeler

Had Mond ahead of Fields I think


ThreeDeep1998

ITT: - Mega reach! Undraftable!!! - Great value for the Vikings!!


ghost91372

Needed a backup sooooo I don't hate it. But you could get more then a backup here


GreatBearSpirit

Backup and potential QB of the future?


NickFolesdong

Yeah that’s what this is


MatooBatson

At the very least hopefully this means Sean Mannion will not be back as the backup. I hate having the backup that is just consistently bad. I want the backup that's inconsistent but can actually win you games if your QB goes down.


Ragthos

You guys have stolen my LT and now my QB pick 🥺🥺.. Good luck though!


an_actual_potato

Dude I love Mond’s upside


paul_f

pervert


an_actual_potato

no u


rossk10

Mond’s smart, tough, and very athletic. Hopefully he develops a deep ball and is quicker to make decisions. We were frustrated with him up until this year.


JGraham626

He could secretly become a NFL QB, he needs time to develop though. Not a bad spot for him IMO


ghost91372

Yeah he'll sit behind kirk for 1 or 2 years. Like that part


BakerMayfieldsBooks

Mond has very good upside tbh. He has a rocket arm, improved year on year in college which is always good to see.


Jtwohy

And gets to sit for a few years great developmental QB pick for the Vikings


ModsSuckDic

I feel like in the first 3 rounds your drafting with the hope they eventually start. Which is wierd cause your FO seems set on Cousins


EarnestQuestion

We’re set on Cousins for the next 2 seasons but this move makes it clear they’re thinking about potentially parting ways after that. They’ll keep Mond on the bench behind Cousins for two years and develop him and then in 2023 they’ll choose between Mond, Cousins, and moving on entirely. Not bad for one 3rd round pick.


Scorps

Also very very cheap for the position, if we move on from Kirk while he is still on a rookie contract we will be paying him like 1M per year only. We are basically hoping it's a situation like Dak Prescott.


tokomini

We are set on Cousins, but injuries happen and our backups are like Rhett Bomar and...nobody.


spectral_fall

Cousins never gets injured. That's his thing. Power from Julie


SirDiego

Only for a couple more years. 2023 Kirk's a UFA. Good backup, possible future is probably what they're thinking


stumblebreak_beta

I feel like 2-4 is “we think they could be a good back up” plan B for starting QB of the future.


Scorps

We have 4 3rd round picks, it's pretty low investment to try this and if it pans out has huge upside. He is definitely not slated to start this year or even next most likely.


jrainiersea

I think he could be a starter for you guys, he’s underrated IMO


bann333

He finally gets his shot. If he can reel in his highs and lows he can be good.


alrightwtf

Why would you want him to reel in his highs??


shitsfuckedupalot

Look man I watched the 7OT LSU game. You don't wanna live through that shit more than once a year. That's a "oh yeah I remember the decade I saw that game" kind of situation.


MG_MN

Happy they pulled the trigger on a QB. We need a backup, and its never bad to have a project on the roster too. Been a long time since we've had one


Inspiration_Bear

I sincerely can’t even think of a time we have ever had a true project in my 30 years of fandom. It’s always been first round picks and an endless parade of post prime veterans. Kinda exciting even though it’s a long shot he’ll pan out.


masterharsh

"FRICK!" -Kirk Cousins, probably


resentfulporsche

Lowkey think mond will be a good QB in the NFL if given the time to develop.


FrederickWarner

Sitting behind Kirk is a pretty damn good situation


Golfguy809

Homeboy built like a bionicle


GRUMPYbug12

Kirk in shambles


OneAngryPanda

KIRK IS KILL?


errol_timo_malcom

Best overall: DE Vikings needs: DE John Randle: I PICK QB CUZ IMMA THE ONLY DE YOU WILL EVER NEED.


wise_comment

Bless his eyeshadowed face


errol_timo_malcom

He kinda had that Ultimate Warrior thing going


doft

He was a DT


huntoftheforest

Lots of people forget this because he was so good at sacking the QB.


Webjunky3

I got a Cameo from him for my dad for Christmas last year. It was great. He's definitely one of the Viking goats.


1000thCommander

New man on the Minnesota Vikings


ExtensionUnusual

I don't know why everybody hates this? I like Kirk but he isn't good enough to warrant absolutely no competition or pressure from a back up QB. And in this case Mond is likely going to be sitting a year or 2 anyways and has a decent amount of potential which fits with this team's time table with Kirk. This is a good move rather than rolling out Mannion as back up for another year who provides you very little.


not-a-negro

You like that?


libsoutherner

I know Booger knows absolutely nothing because he just said he takes too many sacks yet Mond was sacked 7 times all season last year 😂😂😂


buffingtonz23

I mean, why not, we got plenty of 3rds, we need a backup qb, and he could be an eventual starter so we don’t have to pay Kirk again.


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ghostofabhelmet

Mond SZN!


dicky_________seamus

Fond of Mond


GospelWords

NANI what’s with Kirk?


JerryRiceDidntFumble

We saw how the Love pick motivated Rodgers so we're trying the same thing, lock in your Kirk Cousins MVP bets before Vegas has a chance to react


log28

Rip Kirk szn


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Cousins clock is ticking. If they don't win the SB in the next two years then he's gone.


Scarlet_Feverish

..we got our guy? :/


ThreeDeep1998

Vikings never take mid round QBs and I’ve been wanting that for years! Excited to see what the kid can do


Janglewood

Kellen Mond got the baddies at the party shit


-Twyptophan-

All I need to know about the guy 😎


JPRegan310

MINNESOTA


brandonsamd6

someone tell Julie


noseonarug17

I want to thank /u/youvebeengreggd for both preparing and hyping me for this unexpected eventuality


Jordanwolf98

Like the pick


deeznutz_429

I love this pick


truthesda

Simms had him higher than Lance AND Fields. Low risk move and if he turns into something great in a few years theyre geniuses


Zimmer_DillyDilly

Our backup was absolute shit too, so this is a high upside pick made from capital we stole from the jets


RubyT12

Just imagine this division 5 years from now with Love, Mond, Fields, and Goff.


JazzCigano

5 years? At some point next season is a real possibility


iAMw1LL

So do people just lose the ability to read when announcing a pick at the NFL draft?


agarret83

Nerves


AgentInCommand

*I was elected to lead, not to read*


beeblebrox_life

Speaking publicly is pretty weird if you’re not used to it.


PortalCamper

Public speaking (even if it’s just reading) can be really hard for people. Guarantee we wouldn’t see so many fumbles if this was remote. Speaking on a stage can be tough.


BusyKing

Love this pick. Give him 2 years, Kirk will be gone and he will step up. Doesn't look like Kirk will take us all the way, so a big upside QB here is good. We have 3 more 3rds to fill other needs.


WP1619

"If I get replaced, I get replaced." -Kirk, Probably


SilveryDeath

At least Kirk has his sleepnumber.


ghost91372

Worst case: good backup. Best case: franchise qb. I like it


kgthdc2468

That is far from the worst case. Worst case is he has an affair with Julie and then Kirk leaves, followed by Jefferson and Thielen as the Vikings don’t resoundly denounce Kellen’s actions. Cook retires and Zim’s eye stuff comes back. This leads to him retiring and we bring back Norv Turner. Rick leaves out of spite and goes on to become GM of the Packers, successfully bringing Rodgers back from Jeopardy fame to win every Super Bowl ever.


Zimmer_DillyDilly

Mother of god


cusoman

Do you kiss your mother with that filthy mouth of yours?


ScooterLeShooter

Kirk to the broncos.


ttqxxk

Fuck i have a bad feeling about this


MrBrownCat

Not the worst pick tbh — I mean who even was the Vikings backup QB? That alone makes this a decent pick


mexhanicfrog

QB CONTROVERSY


nateyboy7524

reminder that chris simms called this dude better than justin fields wtf


SithLordScoobyDooku

To be fair, no one knows. Fields and Lawrence could be huge busts, the tape says he's not better than fields, but who knows.


AGrainOfDust

I love this pick for the Vikings, has a ton of upside and might let them get out from Cousins contract in the next year or two. I'd rather have him than Trask


anonbutler

Kirk come to Denver


Metafirebird

Are we just the home for abused Quarterbacks now?


anonbutler

Yes please


kejigoto

Texans fans about to end quite the edging session.


count_nuggula

I don’t mind the pick. I’m pretty sure they just said the Vikings have four picks this round so maybe this could have waited?


BobGAWDSanders21

Guess the Justin Fields rumor was true.


GreatBearSpirit

This is fine, Kirk is still gonna start and play out the rest of his contract