The Bears have reported interest in all sorts of draft-eligible quarterback prospects who could be taken at any time in the upcoming NFL Draft.
And in the case of Kellen Mond, the feeling seems mutual:
Texas A&M QB Kellen Mond when @patrickfinley asked about Bears in pro day media session: "I’ve had a lot of interactions with the Bears, and I definitely see a connection. I don’t want to say any names, but I’m definitely excited, especially them being able to watch me in person"
— Colleen Kane (@ChiTribKane) March 30, 2021
These sound like words from a quarterback who believes there is mutual interest between two parties in taking what they’ve got to another level. Additionally, Mond sounds geeked up to show off more in person. Because, while positives interactions happening during the talking stage is good, putting words into action is more important. And if Mond can impress during a potential individual workout, perhaps it could give the Bears something to think on as they go about their QB search.
After all, his résumé — four-year starter, dual-threat option, low INT%, Senior Bowl standout — is intriguing on its own.
Mond is one of the handful of quarterbacks the Bears have had eyes on during the pre-draft process. And as Zack Pearson of Bear Report points out, Chicago had QBs Coach John DeFilippo and two scouts with eyes on Mond during Texas A&M’s Monday Pro Day. How far the Bears’ interest will go is to be unknown at this point of the process. But they’re clearly in on the idea of entertaining Mond as a possible fit.
At minimum, I’m willing to admit thinking about a quarterback prospect who wants to impress the Bears gives me goosebumps. However, it’s not me Mond has to impress. So, the point is moot. And even if it was, I’d still say he has some work to do. But that the two sides seem to have a mutual admiration for each other could be the start of something. Let’s keep an eye on it as this blooms.