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5 Things to Know About New Vikings TE Johnny Mundt

TE Johnny Mundt
TE Johnny Mundt

The Vikings reached an agreement with Johnny Mundt to join Minnesota's tight ends room Wednesday as the NFL's 2022 free agency period opened.

Here are five things to know about the new Vikings tight end.

1. L.A. connection

Mundt joins the Vikings after spending the past five seasons with the Los Angeles Rams.

He played the past two seasons with Vikings Head Coach Kevin O'Connell as his offensive coordinator and the past three with Minnesota Offensive Coordinator Wes Phillips as his position coach.

View photos of new Vikings TE Johnny Mundt who joined the team during free agency.

2. Primarily on blocking assignments

With Tyler Higbee in place as the Rams primary receiving target at tight end since 2016, Los Angeles mostly relied on Mundt for his blocking ability.

Mundt has caught 10 passes on 13 targets for 93 yards but is still seeking his first trip to an NFL end zone.

He has appeared in 47 regular-season games, including all 16 in 2020, but suffered a torn ACL in 2021. The injury cost him all but six games.

3. Super special

Mundt recorded one tackle while covering a punt in Super Bowl LIII when Vikings Special Teams Coordinator Matt Daniels was assisting the Rams special teams.

He played 266 snaps on special teams for the Rams in 2020 and 81 before his injury in 2021. Mundt's career total for special teams snaps in regular-season games is 667.

4. Duck, duck, green Ducks

Mundt, a native of Modesto, California, played collegiately at Oregon.

He earned an All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention and the team's Dudley Randolph Clarke Memorial Award (team's most improved player) in 2016 when he capped his college career with 23 receptions for 334 yards and four touchdowns.

Mundt teamed with Vikings linebacker Troy Dye, a 2020 fourth-round pick, at Oregon that season.

5. Outdoor enthusiast

Mundt has enjoyed multiple types of outdoor activities, including skiing in Japan …

… and mountain biking