The first name in the Kansas City Chiefs GM search is ESPN’s Louis Riddick. In a story broken by NFL Network and not ESPN, Ian Rapoport says the Chiefs have reached out to Louis Riddick to set up an interview for their GM job that is now vacant after the Chiefs fired John Dorsey.
The #Chiefs have reached out to ESPN analyst Louis Riddick to set up an interview for next week for their now-vacant GM job, sources say.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 25, 2017
Riddick, 48, has Andy Reid ties. He started in Philly as a scout for the Eagles in 2008 and worked his way up to Director of Pro Personnel before exiting in 2013 and going to ESPN. He was also a scout and Director of Pro Personnel for Washington. He also had a seven-year NFL career as a safety from 1991-98.
I’m not surprised the first name is someone who has ties to Andy Reid. That was one of my predictions, that this job would go to someone already in-house (like Brett Veach) or someone with Reid ties.
This is the second time Riddick’s name has come up in a GM search. He was linked to the 49ers vacant GM job earlier this that ultimately went to John Lynch.
What’s neat about this is that Riddick is on Twitter: @LRiddickESPN. We can look at his history to see his thoughts on the Chiefs.
#Steelers OL whipped Chiefs DL as thoroughly/completely as u can in a professional football game. Steelers stopped themselves by throwing.— Louis Riddick (@LRiddickESPN) January 19, 2017
Defending the run on 1st down between the tackles has been a problem for KC all year...not just now that DJ is hurt.— Louis Riddick (@LRiddickESPN) December 9, 2016