Vikings reportedly hire Kwesi Adofo-Mensah to be next general manager

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The Minnesota Vikings have reportedly selected Cleveland Browns VP of football operations, Kwesi Adofo-Mensah, to be their new general manager.

After parting ways with longtime general manager Rick Spielman a little more than two weeks ago, the Minnesota Vikings have reportedly found his replacement in Cleveland Browns vice president of football operations, Kwesi Adofo-Mensah according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Wednesday.

Adofo-Mensah was brought in for his second interview with the Vikings on Tuesday and things obviously went well. The job kind of fell into his lap after the other finalist for Minnesota’s general manager opening, Ryan Poles, agreed to become the new general manager of the Chicago Bears on Tuesday.

Despite Adofo-Mensah being the only other finalist to be the Vikings‘ next general manager after Poles signed on with the Bears, the former Browns vice president of football operations is more than deserving of his new role with the purple and gold, and he might have actually been Minnesota’s preferred choice to begin with.

What’s next for new Minnesota Vikings general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah?

Now that the Vikings have Adofo-Mensah in place as their new general manager, the team can move on to finding a new head coach.

Adofo-Mensah spent more than a handful of years with the San Francisco 49ers, so most are assuming this could give someone like 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans a good shot at becoming Minnesota’s next head coach.

Some also believe that Adofo-Mensah might have been the one to suggest to the Vikings that they interview Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris for Mike Zimmer’s old job. So Morris might potentially be heading towards a second interview with Minnesota.

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Once a decision is made on the head coach, then Adofo-Mensah can turn his attention to the Vikings’ roster and all the decisions that need to be made with that this offseason.