Robert Griffin III believes Kirk Cousin is ‘Not real happy’ by Vikings drafting Kellen Mond
Robert Griffin III thinks Kellen Mond will have a chance to replace current Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins by the end of this upcoming season.
The Vikings picked Mond with the No. 66 overall pick on Friday, and Griffin says he doesn’t think Cousins is very happy about it. Mond’s skillset is very different from what Cousins offers, and Minnesota could be looking for a new approach at quarterback.
“I can tell you right now that [Cousins] is not real happy right now because Kellen Mond represents exactly what he doesn’t do well,” Griffin said on Bleacher Report’s NFL Draft show on Friday. “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 Minnesota. But I think that’s what the coaching staff and administration is looking for.”
Of course, Griffin and Cousins have a history together. Both were apart of the same draft class by Washington back in 2012. Griffin was initially the starter, but injuries and inconsistency resulted in Cousins ultimately taking over.
Things are apparently still frosty between the two, because Griffin continued in his criticism of his former teammate:
“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 said. “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.”
Here’s video of Griffin’s comments:
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 1, 2021