ESPN’s Louis Riddick denies the report that he’s been contacted by the Chiefs about their GM vacancy.
The Kansas City Chiefs have not contacted me and there is no interview set up for this week. Source? Me.
— Louis Riddick (@LRiddickESPN) June 25, 2017
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Chiefs have reached out to ESPN analyst Louis Riddick to set up an interview for next week regarding their GM vacancy.
This is the first reported interest in an external candidate since the Chiefs surprisingly fired GM John Dorsey last week.
The Chiefs do have some internal candidates for the job that are also worth watching in Mike Borgonzi and Brett Veach.
Riddick previously worked with Chiefs HC Andy Reid in Philadelphia so this could be a good pairing if owner Clark Hunt wants to go this route.
Riddick, 48, finished his playing career in 2001 and later took a job with the Redskins as a pro scout. He worked his way up to director of pro personnel before joining the Eagles as a pro scout in 2008. Riddick once again managed to work his way up to director of pro personnel in Philadelphia before he was relieved of his duties in 2013.
The 49ers interviewed Riddick for their GM vacancy before they ultimately hired John Lynch several months ago. Reports mentioned that Riddick was likely tied to Patriots OC Josh McDaniels had he decided to leave New England for the 49ers’ head-coaching job.
We’ll have more regarding the Chiefs’ GM search as the news is available.