MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have hired Kwesi Adofo-Mensah as their general manager, taking an innovative turn with a Ivy League-educated data expert from Cleveland’s front office who once worked on Wall Street. Adofo-Mensah, the vice president of football operations for the Browns for the past two years, was one of two finalists the Vikings identified from an initial pool of eight candidates. His contract was finalized on Wednesday night. The other finalist was Kansas City executive
CLEVELAND (AP) — As he recovers from shoulder surgery, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield plans to rest his thumbs as well. Mayfield said he's going to take a break from "all social media for the foreseeable future.” Ironically, the polarizing QB went on his Instagram page Wednesday to announce his hiatus from tweeting and posting. “Gotta do what’s best to focus on me, my family and loved ones," Mayfield wrote. “Appreciate all the support. Time to get right.” Mayfield concluded his mess
Adofo-Mensah, 40, has been in the NFL since 2013. Prior to that, he was a day trader on Wall Street.