Vikings expected to hire former Browns exec as new General Manager

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The Minnesota Vikings have reportedly made a decision on which individual they will hire for their vacant General Manager position.

It appears as though the Minnesota Vikings have found their person to steer the ship for the future. After several interviews and multiple candidates, it is being reported that the team has made a decision on who the new General Manager of the team will be.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the team has narrowed their search for a leader down and is expected to finalize a deal with former Cleveland Browns executive Kwesi Adofo-Mensah if the two sides can come to an agreement.

Here is the tweet from Rapoport stating that the team is expected to hire Kwesi Adofo-Mensah:

What does this mean for the Minnesota Vikings?

Bringing in the former Browns Vice President of Football Operations is an interesting move. The 40-year old graduate of Princeton and Harvard graduate got his start on Wall Street and will use his analytical mind to help the Vikings succeed in the future.

Kwesi Adofo-Mensah is the less-traditional type of GM and should signal some major changes in the organization. Expect a more calculated approach to building and maintaining a roster than in previous seasons under Rick Speilman.

If Kwesi Adofo-Mensah and the Minnesota Vikings can agree to terms on the hire, the purple and gold will still need to continue their search for a new Head Coach. Of course, this is another major decision that will have a huge impact on the future of the franchise. With a General Manager in place, the team can finally get their input on the process.

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Once again, please keep in mind that nothing has been finalized. The report states that the team is expected to work with Kwesi Adofo-Mensah on a deal to become the team’s new General Manager. However, this report does sound like the Minnesota Vikings have found their man.