NFL Rumors: Vikings Closing in on Next GM


The Vikings may have found a front-runner candidate to fill the vacant GM position in Minnesota. 

As per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Vikings are expected to quickly work towards hiring the Cleveland Browns' Vice president of football operations Kwesi Adofo-Mensah. Apparently, it is understood that Adofo-Mensah is currently in Minnesota conducting his second interview with the team after he impressed during the initial round last week. 

By process of elimination, Adofo-Mensah is understood to be the last available finalist that the team was considering after the Bears signed Ryan Poles earlier today. Both men interviewed with both teams so it will be interesting to see how these two NFC North rivals will look back on these hires down the road.

This is an interesting hire for the Vikings if it gets completed as expected, as it marks a significant change in direction in terms of leadership for the franchise. The 40 year old executive holds economics degrees from both Princeton and Stanford and began his career working as a commodities trader on Wall Street. The last seven seasons, Adofo-Mensah has worked primarily in research and development for the 49ers before his tenure with Cleveland. In his past body of work, Adofo-Mensah has ample experience overseeing scouts and evaluators, contracts, and personnel moves as he essentially operated as an assistant GM; he will bring to the franchise a strong background in analytics and quantitative decision making. 

Expect a deal to be finalized likely before the end of the day, assuming that the Vikings will not want him to leave without one. What are your opinions on the Vikings' GM search?

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