This actually happened a couple of days ago, so my apologies for missing it when it happened.
The Minnesota Vikings are getting closer to signing all of their selections from the 2021 NFL Draft. They had gone into their mandatory mini-camp having signed seven of their eleven selections from April’s selection meeting, and they added to that total when third-round pick Kellen Mond put pen to paper on his first NFL contract.
Mond, the first of the Vikings four selections in the third round in April, inked a four-year deal worth $5.223 million. That includes a signing bonus of $1.158 million. He will have a cap hit of $949,712 in 2021.
At this point, we don’t really know where Mond is going to slot in on the quarterback depth chart in 2021. As much as I’m not a fan of Sean Mannion, I’m guessing that the Vikings are going to keep him around for another season as the primary backup to Kirk Cousins and let Mond hold a clipboard at the #3 spot on the depth chart. Is it going to work out that way? I would be surprised if it didn’t, short of Mond absolutely lighting the world on fire during Training Camp.
Mond’s signing means that the only picks that the Vikings have not signed to their rookie contracts yet are linebacker Chazz Surratt, guard Wyatt Davis, and defensive end Patrick Jones II. All of them were third-round picks this past April.
Congratulations to Kellen Mond on officially becoming a member of the Minnesota Vikings and a part of the National Football League!