Chicago Bears Senior Bowl Quarterback Watch: Kellen Mond
Texas A&M’s Kellen Mond has a lot of likable qualities about him as a potential NFL quarterback. He’s not the most mobile guy, but he is quick enough to be able to scoot outside the pocket and throw on the run.
Mond actually makes some of his better throws on the run, quite honestly. He’s not a guy who will take off and fly downfield for a big gain, but his legs are good enough to survive in today’s NFL. Speaking of survival, Mond has taken a lot of hits over his time in college. He’s as tough as they come, continuing to get up and battle through.
In terms of his passing style, he’s more of a game manager. He won’t take a ton of deep shots and will look to get the ball out quickly, which is fine. That can work in today’s NFL if placed in the right scheme.
This is a fairly smart quarterback who doesn’t make a lot of bad throws, as evidenced by his 19 touchdowns to only three interceptions in 2020. In fact, his career totals are pretty impressive in terms of TD-to-INT ratio: 71 passing touchdowns to just 27 interceptions.
Mond won’t be someone the Bears look at to be their future at the position, but he could develop into a worthy backup if all goes well. He has prototypical size at 6-foot-2 but could afford to add just a little bit more mass, as he only weighs 205 pounds.