The Vikings have promoted Ryan Monnens and Jamaal Stephenson to co-directors of player personnel, per a club announcement. It’s another step up for the execs, who are both entering their 20th year with the franchise.
“We are proud to announce these changes within our player personnel and football operations staffs,” said GM Rick Spielman in a statement. “Each of these individuals has worked extremely hard to earn their new opportunities, and the entire organization will benefit from the enhancements we’ve made.”
Monnens and Stephenson will take on more senior roles following the departures of other notable execs. George Paton, who turned down several GM opportunities in years past, is now serving as the Broncos’ GM. Meanwhile, longtime Vikings staffer Kelly Kleine followed Paton to become Denver’s new executive director of football operations.
In other Vikings news, defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman is expected to make a full recovery after he was shot in Washington D.C. on Sunday. Also, we recently learned that new Vikings defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson turned down a more lucrative offer from the Browns.