Reports: Giants to interview Louis Riddick for general manager

courtesy of ESPN

ESPN analyst and former NFL defensive back Louis Riddick will interview with the New York Giants for their open general manager position on Thursday, according to multiple reports.

Riddick’s name was connected to general manager vacancies with the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs over the past year. Riddick vehemently denied he was a candidate for the job in Kansas City, but he did interview with the 49ers in January.

At the time, Riddick said he nearly got the job with the 49ers. He said that he and New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels were a package deal and McDaniels wasn’t ready to leave the Patriots at the time. If that assertion is accurate, it would seem to imply the same arrangement could be at hand with the Giants should Riddick get the general manager job. If New York has an implicit understanding that McDaniels would join Riddick as head coach, it could make Riddick’s candidacy that much more intriguing.

The Giants interviewed former Carolina Panthers general manager David Gettleman for the position on Wednesday. He was the first interview conducted by the Giants for the job since the team elected to fire Jerry Reese earlier this month.

Riddick spent time with the 49ers, Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns and Oakland Raiders over parts of seven seasons in the NFL. He also spent 13 years as a scout and pro personnel director with the Washington Redskins (2001-07) and Philadelphia Eagles (2008-13).

14 responses to “Reports: Giants to interview Louis Riddick for general manager

  1. Don’t do it Giants.

    I remember he was down on Jalen Ramsey before the draft. You know who he compared him to? Out of the league Justin Gilbert. You don’t want him running your franchise.

  2. “Riddick spent time with the 49ers, Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns and Oakland Raiders over parts of seven seasons in the NFL.”

    Probably more relevant to cite his front office career. He was a scout, assistant director of personnel, and director of personnel with the Skins and Eagles.

  3. Package deal with McDaniels? Isn’t that like Thelma and Louise going for a drive? Maybe Josh needs to entice Tom Brady to be part of a triple package deal. Hey, it’s nearly Xmas and Louis is negotiating with a desperate billionaire who recently blew up the Giants organization.

  4. The Giants are about to finish 2-14, they have no long term solution at QB, their diva WR wants 25 mil a year, and the fans think they are on the cusp of another SB run.

    Sounds like a great job with ridiculous and totally unrealistic expectations.

  5. Nobody is gonna hire Gettleman. The Giants had him for years & passed him over to hire a subordinate in Reese. He is not & never was GM material. I can imagine he has some personnel complaints yet to be revealed in Charlotte.

    By all appearances, Riddick will make a very good GM.

  6. walker1191 says:
    December 21, 2017 at 6:14 am

    The Giants are about to finish 2-14 (AND?)

    They have no long term solution at QB (Did the 2018 Draft get canceled?)

    Their diva WR wants 25 mil a year (There is no diva WR on the Giants, and ostensibly the all-world WR you’re attempting to besmirch is worth every penny of the $22M AAV — not $25M — that he will get)

    And the fans think they are on the cusp of another SB run. (They would be right, should the coaching maximize the existing and soon-to-be infused pool of talent).

    Nice try, pal.

    Sounds like a great job with ridiculous and totally unrealistic expectations.

  7. Eli proved he had plenty left in the tank against a SUPPOSEDLY “great” defense (funny how they don’t look so hot when they aren’t up by three scores). And his successor will be here in May.

  8. walker1191 says:
    December 21, 2017 at 6:14 am

    The Giants are about to finish 2-14 (AND?)

    They have no long term solution at QB (Did the 2018 Draft get canceled?)

    Their diva WR wants 25 mil a year (There is no diva WR on the Giants, and ostensibly the all-world WR you’re attempting to besmirch is worth every penny of the $22M AAV — not $25M — that he will get)

    And the fans think they are on the cusp of another SB run. (They would be right, should the coaching maximize the existing and soon-to-be infused pool of talent).

    Nice try, pal.

  9. You have to wonder if any team is seriously considering Louis Riddick for the job, or if they’re just using his name to show that they are complying with the Rooney rule. It’s not like he was part of any hugely successful franchises with Washington and the late Andy Reid era in Philly.

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