May 19, 2024

The New Orleans Saints have added another experienced quarterback to their roster, further intensifying the competition for the backup role behind Derek Carr. While the Saints have not made headline-grabbing signings in free agency, they have focused on bolstering their depth, as demonstrated by their recent acquisitions of wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown and quarterback Kellen Mond. Both players will vie for positions on the depth chart as they join the team.

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Mond becomes the second quarterback signed by the Saints this offseason, following the earlier addition of Nathan Peterman. Although Peterman’s signing may not have generated much excitement among fans, his familiarity with new quarterback coach Andrew Janocko suggests he could provide valuable support to the coaching staff. With Jameis Winston departing for the Cleveland Browns, the Saints are in need of a reliable backup for Derek Carr, and Mond could potentially fill that role.

Drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft, Mond had the opportunity to work with New Orleans’ offensive coordinator Klint Kubiak during his rookie year, as Kubiak served as the Vikings’ offensive coordinator at the time. Despite being waived by the Vikings in his second season and subsequently spending time with the Cleveland Browns and Indianapolis Colts, Mond has limited regular-season experience, having appeared in just one game and attempting only three passes.

Now competing for a spot on the Saints’ quarterback depth chart alongside Carr, Peterman, and Jake Haener, Mond faces the challenge of proving himself in training camp and throughout the offseason as the team seeks to solidify its backup quarterback position.

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