Browns: History is not on the side of Kellen Mond

Browns, Kellen Mond. Mandatory Credit: Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports
Browns, Kellen Mond. Mandatory Credit: Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports /

The Cleveland Browns made one claim on Wednesday, bringing in quarterback Kellen Mond. However, history says he has an uphill battle to make it in the NFL

In a surprise move on Wednesday, the Cleveland Browns claimed quarterback Kellen Mond, who was waived by the Minnesota Vikings the day before. It was also a bit of a surprise Mond was let go, considering he was added in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

With him going so early in the draft just one year ago, it seems as though the Browns are adding someone who can be developed into a solid option under center. However, history suggests that won’t be so easy.

Jeff Ratcliffe of Sirius XM and CBS Sports Net tweeted out a list of quarterbacks that have been taken in Round 3 over the past few years, and there have been more misses than hits on the list.

Oddly enough, two of the most successful on this list play in the AFC North already. One is Jacoby Brissett, who is set to start the first 11 games of the season for Cleveland. The other is Mason Rudolph, who hasn’t been great by any means but has had some decent outings for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Mike Glennon is the most seasoned, and he has put together a long career as a backup. However, no one on this list has ever become a legit starter in the league. The jury might still be out on Davis Mills, who is expected to start for the Houston Texans this season, but it feels as though he’s simply there until they find their new quarterback of the future.

What did the Browns get in Kellen Mond?

When Mond entered the draft last season, he was called one of the better dual-threats entering the league. While at Texas A&M, he threw for 9,661 yards with 71 touchdowns against just 26 picks. He added 1,609 yards and 22 touchdowns on the ground as well.

However, he was called inaccurate and indecisive, while also being said to have accuracy issues on the deep ball by Lance Zierlein of

Minnesota believed they could develop him but after the front office and coaching staff changed, so did the belief he could be a future starter for the Vikings. Now, he’ll try and make it as the backup in Cleveland and perhaps could lock down the No. 2 spot for a few years to come.

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