Rick Spielman is giving Kirk Cousins a vote of confidence heading into the 2021 season.

The Minnesota Vikings drafted quarterback Kellen Mond in the third-round of this year's NFL Draft.

"I spoke to him [the morning after the pick] and talked to his agent and just let him know that we want to make sure we have competition behind him, that there's no doubt that Kirk's our quarterback going forward, and that we want to create competition to see who's going to be the backup," Spielman said.

"Kirk was great. He understands. He knows he's our guy, his agent knows he's our guy. Right now, we're just focusing on getting ready for this season coming up."