Vikings add analytics expert Demitrius Washington in VP role

The Minnesota Vikings have hired Demitrius Washington as vice president of football operations.

This is a new position under new general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah designed to take the front office deeper into data-based decision-making.

Washington was the manager of football research and development for the past two years with the San Francisco 49ers

. He focused on process improvement and statistical analysis. Washington was an analyst in the department for five years prior to that when he worked closely with Adofo-Mensah