Johnny Mundt

Minnesota Vikings
Tight End #82
Minnesota Vikings
Tight End #82

Johnny Mundt News

Earns catch Sunday

Mundt caught his only target for a 12-yard gain in Sunday's 27-22 win over the Jets.

Analysis: Mundt operated as the team's No. 2 tight end behind T.J. Hockenson, seeing the field for 24 snaps on offense. It was the 28-year-old's third consecutive game with a reception. He'll likely play a similar role Week 14 against the Lions.

Dec 6, 2022 4:29 PM EST

Minimal role with new TE

Mundt had one reception for one yard in Sunday's win at Washington.

Analysis: Mundt played 15 snaps on offense and went out on four routes. T.J. Hockensen had nine receptions and played on 60 snaps, so Mundt didn't see any short-term bump in playing time while Hockensen got acclimated to his new team. Mundt will have a limited, primarily blocking role with Hockensen in the fold.

Nov 7, 2022 2:15 PM EST

TD catch in win

Mundt had a one-yard touchdown reception on his only target in Sunday's win over Arizona.

Analysis: It was just Mundt's fifth target in his last three games (five receptions for 7 yards). Mundt has been an afterthought in the passing game once Irv Smith, Jr. got up to full speed after the first few games after a preseason thumb injury. However, Mundt could be pressed into a larger role with Smith now likely out several weeks with an ankle injury. Still, Mundt's role may not increase too much as he's not seen as skilled as a receiver.

Oct 31, 2022 1:22 PM EST

Has drop on only target

Mundt had a drop on his only target in Sunday's win over New Orleans in London.

Analysis: Mundt played just 20 snaps on offense and went out on just five routes as his role has shrunk with Irv Smith back to full speed after preseason injuries.

Oct 3, 2022 12:45 PM EST

Two receptions Sunday

Mundt had two receptions for 23 yards on two targets in Sunday's win over Detroit.

Analysis: Mundt wasn't on the field as a starter like the previous two games and played fewer snaps than Irv Smith, Jr. (37 to 28). Mundt will remain part of the offense but won't get more than a few targets per game.

Sep 26, 2022 1:40 PM EST

Gets another start at TE

Mundt had two receptions for 28 yards on three targets in Monday's loss at Philadelphia.

Analysis: Mundt started at tight end for a second consecutive game, but Irv Smith, Jr. had the larger workload with eight targets and more snaps on offense (34 to 28). With Smith eased into action after thumb surgery, Mundt's role in the passing game may decrease as Smith gets even more opportunities.

Sep 20, 2022 9:49 AM EST

Gets start at TE in season opener

Mundt had three receptions for 17 yards on three targets in Sunday's win over Green Bay. Mundt started at tight end with Irv Smith, Jr. coming off the bench since Smith was eased into action, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Analysis: It was Mundt's fourth career start but he could see a reduced role if Smith returns to full speed in Week 2. However, there's no guarantee Smith will return to his prior form after missing 2021 with a knee injury and working his way back from an Aug. 2 thumb injury that required surgery.

Sep 12, 2022 10:50 AM EST

Felt great after opener

Mundt felt great after the Vikings' preseason opener and did not suffer any setbacks, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Analysis: Mundt is in line to compete with the likes of Ben Ellefson, Zach Davidson, Nick Muse and Shaun Beyer for the team's No. 2 tight end role behind Irv Smith. As of now, he appears to have completely moved on from the torn ACL he siffered last October.

Aug 19, 2022 6:43 PM EST

Could get looks with Irv Smith out

Mundt is the leading candidate for the top tight end role with Irv Smith sidelined for the preseason and possibly early in the regular season after thumb surgery, and Vikings offensive coordinator Wes Phillips said Mundt has untapped potential as a pass catcher, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Analysis: Mundt will compete with Ben Ellefson, Nick Muse and Zach Davidson as there wasn't a clear No. 2 tight end before camp began. All three backups are seen as mostly blockers, so the Vikings would like reduce the tight end's role in the passing game if Smith were to miss regular season games. Still, it's worth watching Mundt's development in the preseason.

Aug 2, 2022 9:28 PM EST

Moves past knee issue

As training camp opened, Mundt saw work as the second tight end when the Vikings opted to go with two in practice, Arif Hasan of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Mundt is thus past the knee issue that limited him in OTAs and the former Ram will now look to secure a depth role in a Minnesota tight end corps that is led by Irv Smith and also includes Ben Ellefson, Zach Davidson and Nick Muse. In six games with Los Angeles last season, Mundt caught his only target for nine yards and in his new locale the 27-year-old figures to continue to make most of his mark as a blocker.

Jul 29, 2022 10:18 AM EST

Works with first-team offense

Mundt practiced with Minnesota's starting offense Wednesday after working on the side during mandatory minicamp in June, Arif Hasan of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Mundt worked as the Vikings' second tight end behind starter Irv Smith when the team deployed two tight-end sets during Wednesday's 11-on-11 drills. The 27-year-old was signed by the Vikings in March after he served a primarily blocking role with the Rams over the previous five seasons. Therefore, Mundt's fantasy relevance likely will be minimal despite his apparent status as the team's first option behind Smith in training camp.

Jul 28, 2022 4:23 PM EST

On track for training camp

Mundt has been working on the side during OTAs but believes he'll be ready to go by training camp in late July, Chris Tomasson of reports.

Analysis: Mundt was deployed almost exclusively as a blocker during his five years in Los Angeles before the Vikings signed him as a backup to Irv Smith this offseason. His path to targets in 2022 isn't clear barring an injury to Smith, and even then Minnesota would probably prefer to throw the ball to Justin Jefferson or Dalvin Cook underneath.

Jun 5, 2022 9:30 AM EST

Signs with Vikings

Mundt signed a contract with the Vikings on Wednesday.

Analysis: Mundt appeared in six games with the Rams in 2021 and played a minimal role, hauling in his lone target for nine yards. He sustained a torn ACL in mid-October but will compete for a depth role with the Vikings when healthy.

Mar 16, 2022 2:16 PM EST

Returned to IR

Mundt (knee) was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday and returned to injured reserve.

Analysis: The tight end entered COVID protocols Dec. 15 before being reinstated Thursday. Mundt will still remain on IR for the rest of the season after suffering a torn ACL in mid-October.

Dec 23, 2021 12:04 PM EST

Lands on COVID-19 list

Mundt (knee) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday.

Analysis: Mundt was already ruled out for the season after he suffered a torn ACL in mid-October, but he'll need to spend some time away from the team. While it's not yet clear whether the tight end has tested positive for COVID-19, his absence shouldn't significantly impact his timetable as he recovers from his knee injury.

Dec 15, 2021 11:06 AM EST

Placed on IR

Mundt (knee) was moved to injured reserve Tuesday after suffering a season ending torn ACL on Sunday.

Analysis: The season is over for the 26-year-old, who will finish the season with just one catch for nine yard. He was used as a depth option at tight end this season behind Tyler Higbee, who will continue to garner the lion's share of action at the position moving forward.

Oct 19, 2021 2:15 PM EST

Done for year

Mundt will miss the remainder of the 2021 season after suffering an ACL injury that will require surgery, J.B. Long of the Los Angeles Rams Radio Network reports.

Analysis: Mundt suffered the injury during Sunday's blowout victory over the Giants, and it'll cost him the rest of the season. He'll finish 2021 with one catch for nine yards on one target over six games.

Oct 18, 2021 7:42 PM EST

Downgraded to out

Mundt (knee) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Giants, Lindsey Thiry of reports.

Analysis: Mundt picked up a knee injury, and it seems the issue is serious enough to rule him out for the remainder of this contest. Expect Tyler Higbee to see most of the offensive snaps at tight end, while Jacob Harris could take Mundt's place as a blocker.

Oct 17, 2021 12:30 PM EST

Dealing with knee injury

Mundt (knee) is questionable to return Sunday at the Giants, according to Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic.

Analysis: It remains to be seen if Mundt returns to the game, though his absence might not have a big effect on the Rams' game plan for this one. Expect Tyler Higbee to see most of the offensive snaps at tight end, while Jacob Harris could take Mundt's place as a blocker.

Oct 17, 2021 11:31 AM EST

Avoids injury designation

Mundt (shoulder) doesn't have an injury designation for Thursday's game against the Seahawks.

Analysis: Mundt came out of Sunday's win over the 49ers with a shoulder injury, but he was able to put in a full practice Wednesday and avoid the questionable tag. The 26-year-old primarily works as a blocker and has one catch for nine yards through the first four games of 2021.

Oct 6, 2021 8:32 PM EST

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