Q&A: Ex-NFL head coach Hue Jackson on training new Vikings QB Kellen Mond
Former Browns head coach and long-time NFL assistant Hue Jackson trained new Vikings quarterback Kellen Mond for three months pre-draft.
We caught up with Jackson, via Zoom, to hear his analysis of Mond, his relationship with Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, and more.
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The Vikings selected Mond with the 66th overall pick in the third round. Mond threw 19 touchdown passes and was only intercepted three times during his senior season for Texas A&M.
A four-year starter with the Aggies, Mond threw for 9,661 yards and 71 touchdowns, while also rushing for 1,609 yards and 22 touchdowns in his career.
Jackson is close with Zimmer — they even talked about teaming up after Gary Kubiak’s retirement — and said he knows his close friend is not happy after the way the 2020 season went. Zimmer’s defense was in the bottom-half, statistically, in the NFL.