Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins were once teammates in Washington and there seems to be no loved lost between them.
The former No. 2 overall pick had plenty of things to say about the current Vikings quarterback on Friday night. During the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft, Minnesota used its second-round pick on Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond.
“Yeah, I can tell you that No. 8 in Minnesota is not real happy right now,” Griffin said. “Because Kellen Mond represents exactly what he doesn’t do well. Kellen Mond is the big, physical quarterback. He can run it, throw it all over the field, and I don’t think that’s something that No. 8 is able to do in Cousins in Minnesota. But, I think that’s what the coaching staff and administration is looking for.”
He wasn’t done:
“As you’ve seen, Cousins has been collecting checks there in Minnesota for a long time, taking them to 8-8, 9-7 seasons,” Griffin continued. “If he has a bad start to the year like he did last year, I could see the fans and maybe the organization leaning toward Mond if he comes in and impresses.”
Mond finished his career at Texas A&M as the program’s all-time leader in total offense (11,270), passing yards (9,661), passing touchdowns (71), completions (801) and attempts (1,358).
“Mond had a lot of inconsistencies in his game,” Griffin said. “And the biggest thing, last year, he actually improved drastically, but some NFL evaluators looking over the course of all the years of his starts at Texas A&M, they’re still a little skeptical about him. But I will tell you this: with great determination and great coaching, this is a guy that could be a real riser over the course of his career.”
Griffin is currently a free agent.