Spencer Rattler's arrival shoves former Vikings QB out the door in New Orleans

Former Minnesota Vikings QB Kellen Mond
Former Minnesota Vikings QB Kellen Mond / Perry Knotts/GettyImages

Before they drafted J.J. McCarthy in the first round last month, Kellen Mond was the most recent quarterback to be selected by the Minnesota Vikings with a pick during one of the first three rounds of an NFL Draft.

To say that things haven't gone very well for Mond since he was drafted by the Vikings in 2021 would be quite the understatement.

Minnesota cut him before the 2022 regular season, and since then, he's had stints with the Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts, and New Orleans Saints. Now it appears that Mond will have to find another new team, as the Saints announced on Wednesday that they have waived the former Vikings quarterback.

New Orleans Saints drafting Spencer Rattler results in them cutting former Minnesota Vikings QB Kellen Mond

After spending most of the 2023 season as a member of the Colts' practice squad, Mond became a free agent back in March when the new league year began. A few weeks after free agency started, the former Minnesota draft pick wound up landing a deal with the Saints.

But then it came time for the 2024 NFL Draft last month, and New Orleans decided to use a fifth-round pick to select former South Carolina passer Spencer Rattler. After the draft, the Saints' quarterback room consisted of Mond, Rattler, Derek Carr, Jake Haener, and Nathan Peterman.

With Rattler having more of an upside at this moment than Mond, New Orleans clearly felt it was necessary to part with the former Vikings passer instead of Haener or Peterman.

Mond is likely going to keep searching for another shot to keep his NFL dreams alive this offseason. But after getting cut by four teams in less than two years, it might be time for the former Minnesota quarterback to pursue a different career path.

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