The Minnesota Vikings appoint Demetrius Washington as vice president of football operations

Eagan, MN — The Minnesota Vikings continued their shift toward an analysis-driven front office on Monday, naming Demetrius Washington as the newly created vice president of football operations.

Washington spent seven seasons in research and development at the San Francisco 49ers, five of which he spent with current Vikings general manager Kwesi Adovo-Mensah. He holds an MBA with a concentration in finance and analytics from the University of Missouri.

During the 2020-21 season, he was tasked with improving the 49ers’ improvement process and process, developing statistical analysis for player evaluation, acquisition and strategy.

„[Washington] He’s one of the most uniquely talented people I’ve met in my time in the NFL,” Adofo-Mensah said on testimony. “He is able to learn complex ideas, make them simple and apply them across the organization. He has learned from some of the best minds in the game today and will continue to thrive in his role with the Vikings.”

Adofo-Mensah, who has both a BA and MA in economics, began his career as a commodity trader before joining the 49ers in 2013. During the 2022 NFL draft, he made six major league deals, including two with tied opponents. It’s an early sign of the analysis process he’s conducting in Minnesota.

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