Here's everything you need to know about new Vikings GM Kwesi Adofo-Mensah


We've been sitting on pins and needles for the past two weeks, but today we finally got out answer. The Minnesota Vikings have officially named Kwesi Adofo-Mensah the new General Manager of their organization.

For some of you, you've already done some digging on a candidate who was relatively unknown to us just 20 days ago. For the rest of you, here's a list of everything that you need to know about the Vikings newly name General Manager...

  • He comes to us from the Cleveland Browns where he served for two seasons as Vice President of Football Operations.
  • He's 40 years old (we're pretty sure, the Internet can't seem to agree on this)
  • Has an Ivy League Degree in Economics (Princeton)
  • Earned a Masters Degree in Economics from Stanford
  • Began his career on Wall Street as a commodities trader
  • Spent 7 seasons with the San Francisco 49ers as director of football research & development
  • Landed job in Cleveland thanks to a chance elevator encounter at the combine
  • Walk on, practice squad basketball player at Princeton where he grew 8 inches as a freshman
  • Has ties to coaching candidates DeMeco Ryans, Kevin O'Connell, Mike McDaniel, Jim Harbaugh, Vic Fangio
  • Is said to be heavy into the analytics side of the game
  • He thinks he'd fare pretty well at Jeopardy!

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