On Monday, the Vikings acquired the quarterback who broke all records set by former Vikings quarterback Brett Favre at the University of Southern Mississippi. What does it mean? Current Vikings backups Kellen Mond and Sean Mannion are groping in the dark.
“I really do not know‘ Mond told Chris Tomasson of the… St. Paul Pioneer Press. “Obviously this is a business and anything can happen in the NFL. So I wouldn’t assume and we really have no idea.”
Mond played well in the Raiders preseason opener. He wrestled against the 49ers on Saturday.
“I know I still have to go into the game against Denver and” play like i have to‘ said Mond.
Mannion, like Mond, has not been told what Mullens’ arrival means. Chances are, one of them will get a Water-Pik and the other will be fired.
“I’m just here to do my job‘ Mannion told Tomasson. “Just go out and do the best I can, any representative. I feel like I’ve had a very strong camp. . . . Obviously there are always things to work on when you get on the field, but I feel good about what I’ve been able to do since April. . . . I don’t know Nick. It will be good to meet him when he gets here.”
At least if Mannion is still there. There’s a decent chance, with a maximum of 80 players on the roster starting Tuesday at 4:00 PM ET, Mond of Mannion will be gone. With Mond under a pay scale contract through 2024, Mannion will likely get the short end of the stick at some point before rosters are reduced to 53.