Vikings interview Catherine Raiche, John Spytek, Kwesi Adofo-Mensah for general manager job
Team has now conducted 3 virtual interviews for the GM job.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings interviewed three candidates on Monday for their open general manager position, including Philadelphia Eagles vice president of football operations Catherine Raiche.
Raiche is in contention to be the second female general manager in NFL history. Susan Tose Spencer was general manager of the Eagles from 1983-85.
The Vikings on Monday also interviewed Tampa Bay Buccaneers vice president of player personnel John Spytek and Cleveland Browns vice president of football operations Kwesi Adofo-Mensah. They have now conducted four virtual interviews for general manager, the first being Sunday with Tennessee Titans director of player personnel Monti Ossenfort.
Minnesota owners Zygi and Mark Wilf fired general manager Rick Spielman and head coach Mike Zimmer on Jan. 10 after an 8-9 season. The Vikings on Sunday interviewed their first candidate for coach in Green Bay offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett.
Raiche, a native of Montreal who turns 33 this year, has worked with the Eagles since 2019. Before entering the NFL, she spent five years in the Canadian Football League, including two years as director of football administration for the Toronto Argonauts and one as the Montreal Alouettes’ assistant general manager.
Spytek is in his sixth season with Tampa Bay and 18th in the NFL. The Buccaneers, the defending Super Bowl champions, defeated Philadelphia 31-15 in a wild-card playoff game Sunday.
Adolfo-Mensah in 2021 was in his second season with the Browns and ninth in the NFL.
Mark Wilf has said the Vikings plan to hire a general manager before a head coach. Others expected to be interviewed for general manager include Eagles director of player personnel Brandon Brown, Cleveland vice president of player personnel Glenn Cook, New England player personnel consultant Eliot Wolf and Kansas City director of player personnel Ryan Poles.
In addition to Hackett, the Vikings on Saturday requested permission to interview six other assistants on teams in the NFL playoffs. They also requested interviews with Dallas defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore, Tampa Bay defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, Los Angeles Rams offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell, San Francisco defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans and Philadelphia defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon. Gannon was Minnesota’s assistant defensive backs coach from 2014-17.