The New York Giants made a shocking rare in-season move when they fired head coach Ben McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese last month.
The move was shocking considering the Giants haven’t fired a GM since the late 70s and have never done it during the middle season. But they did and the search for a replacement is already under way.
Earlier this week it was reported that the team interviewed Marc Ross, the team’s VP of player evaluation and today they interviewed former Carolina Panthers GM Dave Gettleman, who also spent 11 years with the Giants organization.
However, next up for an interview is an intriguing name.
Louis Riddick is set to interview for the Giants vacant GM job on Thursday, according to Paul Schwartz of the NY Post:
ESPN analyst Louis Riddick up next for the Giants, will interview tomorrow for the GM job. Riddick is a former NFL safety with front office experience with the Redskins and Eagles.
— Paul Schwartz (@NYPost_Schwartz) December 21, 2017
Riddick is currently an ESPN analyst, but spent eight seasons in the NFL as a safety and has been linked to vacant general manager positions in recent years.
He served as a scout and director of player personnel for the Washington Redskins from 2001 to 2004. He was a prominent figure in the scout and drafting of the late Sean Taylor. He also served the same positions with the Philadelphia Eagles from 2005 to 2013.
Although, Riddick has yet to hold a general manager position, many around the league believe he’s ready to take the next step and find success at that level.
Maybe that spot could be with the New York Giants.