Report: Chiefs want to interview Louis Riddick for G.M. opening

The Chiefs made waves last week with the surprising announcement that they had dismissed General Manager John Dorsey after four years with the team.

The team’s co-directors of player personnel Mike Borgonzi and Brett Veach are expected to be candidates for a promotion, but the team will be looking outside the organization as well. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Chiefs want ESPN analyst Louis Riddick to interview for the job.

Riddick was a defensive back for several teams in the 1990s and worked in the personnel departments in Washington and Philadelphia before making the move to TV. Riddick interviewed for the 49ers General Manager vacancy earlier this year before they hired John Lynch.

Riddick said he was close to getting that job and, true or not, it looks like he’s getting another chance to make his case for running an NFL personnel department.

24 responses to “Report: Chiefs want to interview Louis Riddick for G.M. opening

  1. artvandelay919 says:
    Jun 25, 2017 11:01 AM
    Isn’t Andy Reid the GM?
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    No. That was indeed in Reid’s original contract but within days of firing Pioli the team hired Dorsey (who previously worked for Reid) and Reid agreed to Dorsey taking final say on personnel. However, Reid clearly wasn’t 101% happy because with hiring the team also changed the setup so that Reid would not report to the GM but direct to the owner, Hunt.

  2. If this had happened a few months earlier, Colts could have (gladly) traded Grigson for Ballard.

  3. Step down for the Chiefs. Reminds me when the Eagles fired Tom Modrak and gave Andy Reid personnel duties. Reid then hired Tom Heckert. Riddick will wind up being Heckert if he’s hired.

  4. I have a “fair and honest question”. The GM job for an NFL team comes with a ton of stress, pressure and oh so much more. What “Real Qualifications” does this guy bring to the table????? From the article above it would appear to be “NONE”.

  5. I just want to add that I just looked him up on Wikipedia and this guy has been with “9 Different Teams”. Not exactly a stellar record that I would look for in a GM.

  6. riddick doesn’t have any qualifications?

    of course he does. are you not able to resd his resume?

    the fact he has the pats approach nailed to a T, would
    be enough for me to hire him.

  7. Louis Riddick‏Verified account @LRiddickESPN 19m19 minutes ago

    The Kansas City Chiefs have not contacted me and there is no interview set up for this week. Source? Me.

  8. I live in Maryland and former Washingtonian GM Vinny Cerrato is on the radio here. Now, he wasn’t a very good GM by any stretch but he was talking about Riddick, who worked under him in DC, when his name was mentioned for the SF job. Vinny basically said “no way” should anybody hire Riddick. Take that for what it’s worth, but Vinny was adamant.

  9. Riddick was arrogant as an ESPN “insider” fairly often. Always a ownership, front office kiss ass. I don’t think players should trust him.

  10. lmao @ the guy above claiming those
    9 teams who let riddick go

    those teams are pretty much awful refusing
    to use the pats as a model

    maybe riddick had it right all along and
    arrogant leaders of other teams have not?

    i would say with dipping ratings, 75% of the league
    awful or mediocre and in cap hell, with riddick
    pointing our on live tv why the pats are so good,
    tells me trolls like you who are jealous of the pats,
    have failed

    you lost

    riddick is set to win with a wise franchise

  11. letsgolos says:
    Jun 25, 2017 12:10 PM
    I live in Maryland and former Washingtonian GM Vinny Cerrato is on the radio here. Now, he wasn’t a very good GM by any stretch but he was talking about Riddick, who worked under him in DC, when his name was mentioned for the SF job. Vinny basically said “no way” should anybody hire Riddick. Take that for what it’s worth, but Vinny was adamant.

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    listen yourself..your source is a former arrogant
    used car salesman slickster from the redskins?

    they are one the last franchises in the cap era that
    i would use as an example of success

    sounds like some jealousy towards riddick’s
    iq

    people either get how the pats do it, or they
    can’t or won’t

  12. dipping ratings has more to do with the video coverage being horribly bad, combined with audio that is only graded by the high number of mutes it earns.

    I have been watching and listening to the NFL since 1943. Granted, early years were spent listening to description of Don Hutson making another of his catches that noone could dublicate.

    Having said that, I could improve telecasting quality in a very short time. That is, if video directors and alleged audio guys listen.

  13. titimium says:
    Jun 25, 2017 12:15 PM
    Riddick was arrogant as an ESPN “insider” fairly often. Always a ownership, front office kiss ass. I don’t think players should trust him.

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    explain how his astute and articulate analysis
    is “arrogant”:

    if you can’t, you’re probably a racist

  14. Why would any competent team hire this guy? He is an ESPN talking head who promotes himself. While he may have worked in the personnel department of other teams that does not qualify him to be a GM. It would be nice to know where Ian got his information. Be smart KC and do not go down the Kronke way of sports management.

  15. Louis Riddick impresses on ESPN. He seems to know player eval
    and the game ..that being said …any GM working with Andy Reid must realize he will be the second person in the authority chain. The person
    who doesn’t have the call but can be blamed.,not sure if this what
    Riddick wants..

  16. Everyone in Philly new Andy Reid had a master plan in KC and this is the first step. Whoever he brings in will be controlled by Reid and also be the fall guy if things go south. Its a shame Reid just can’t coach his team and leave personal matters to the front office. He’ll never learn because of his OCD stubbornness which is his downfall as a coach as well.

  17. Kcstar says it was a mgmt issue, that it was clark and not Andy who didn’t want him. All accounts say Dorsey and Andy got along.

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