ESPN NFL analyst Louis Riddick has a busy week ahead of himself on the general manager interview circuit.
According to Riddick’s ESPN colleagues Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen, the Monday Night Football commentator will interview for the Houston Texans’ GM vacancy today.
He’ll then interview for the same position with the Detroit Lions on Friday, per Schefter and NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
ESPN Monday Night Football analyst Louis Riddick is interviewing today for the Houston Texans’ general manager job, sources tell @mortreport and me. Riddick then is scheduled to interview Friday for the Lions’ GM job.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 16, 2020
The #Lions plan to interview GM candidate Louis Riddick for their vacant job on Friday, source said. The current broadcaster last worked in the NFL in 2013 in the #Eagles front office. The first known external candidate to be interviewed by Detroit.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 16, 2020
The 51-year-old Riddick has drawn praise for his studio and in-game analysis during his tenure at ESPN. He’s also been mentioned as a potential GM candidate in the past, and interviewed with the New York Giants in 2017.
Riddick played seven seasons in the NFL before embarking on a career in scouting. He was a scout and director of pro personnel with the Washington Redskins from 2001-07 before joining the Philadelphia Eagles in 2008.
From 2010-13, Riddick was the Eagles’ director of pro personnel before beginning his career in broadcasting.
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