Vikings announce Kwesi Adofo-Mensah’s hiring

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The Vikings announced the hiring of Kwesi Adofo-Mensah as their new General Manager.

Adofo-Mensah will lead the team’s football operations after spending the past two seasons as the vice president of football operations for the Browns.

“We are thrilled to welcome Kwesi to the Minnesota Vikings,” team owner/president Mark Wilf said in a statement. “His unique background, variety of strong football experiences, vision for success and leadership presence immediately stood out to us. Kwesi is naturally committed and driven to building the best teams through consensus building and the pursuit of information. We believe he will immediately make us better as a team and organization.”

In Cleveland, Adofo-Mensah worked closely with Browns General Manager Andrew Berry and provided input for all roster and strategy decisions. Additionally, he assisted Berry and the football staff with overseeing and managing the day-to-day operations of the team.

“I am extremely thankful to the Wilf family and the Vikings organization for giving me the opportunity to lead our football operations and join this respected franchise,” Adofo-Mensah said. “There is so much to appreciate about this organization — an existing nucleus of talent on the roster, top-notch facilities, passionate fans and smart people throughout the building who are committed to winning. I look forward to partnering with our next head coach and our entire football operations staff to begin our work of bringing a Super Bowl to Vikings fans.”

10 responses to “Vikings announce Kwesi Adofo-Mensah’s hiring

  1. I’m really excited about this hiring. He sounds like an incredibly smart & talented executive. It’s a fresh approach to running this team. If the Vikings are serious about no longer wanting to be just “good enough”, then thinking outside of the box is what they need. Maybe it works, maybe it won’t. Either way, it’s time for a fresh approach.

  2. The Wilfs will either look either very foolish or look like complete geniuses with this hire. As a vikings fan I welcome a complete change of pace for the franchise. Now let’s get us a franchise qb please. Deshean Watson looks like the best option at this point because of course the year we have a decent first round pick there is no elite qbs to pick from.

  3. I’m the Browns still stink. Good job Vikings, you could’ve hired anybody. You chose an assistant to the actual GM of the Browns. Maybe McCown as the head coach? You know really get things headed in the right direction.

  4. Welcome Kwesi!!! I have been a Viking fan for 50 years. My prayers are you can finally help our purple people eaters reach the summit!!!

  5. Congratulations and good luck.
    As for the Browns: I’ll take the 2 extra 3rd round picks over a FO exec!

  6. Browns front office is the NFL’s current dream scenario for the entire league. Racially diverse young ivy league educated football mega geniuses who have helped teams see more superbowl appearances prior to turning 40 than some of the old football guys have in their entire lives.

    The more successful these teams hiring the analytics guys are, the sooner the league can finally just outright call out teams who hired their friends and family for GM positions for holding their teams back so the world of under performing NFL teams fan bases is counting on you to not screw this up Vikings.

  7. BayAreaBrownsBacker says:
    January 26, 2022 at 10:34 pm
    This is purely payback because the Browns stole Stefanski from them.


    Well, I’m glad they did! Those extra 3rd round draft picks will come in handy over the next 2 years.

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