ESPN’s Louis Riddick Linked to Falcons’ GM Opening

ESPN analyst Louis Riddick has become a popular voice in the Monday Night Football booth, but a new opportunity may await him.

According to Jeff Shultz of The Athletic, Riddick is viewed as a potential candidate for the Atlanta Falcons’ general manager vacancy. The job opened when the Falcons axed former GM Thomas Dimitroff and coach Dan Quinn in October.

Riddick spent time as a defensive back with the Falcons in the 1990s, so he has some ties to the franchise. But he hasn’t worked in a front office since 2013, when he served as director of player personnel for the Eagles. Before that, he was a scout for the Philadelphia and Washington.

Today, Riddick analyzes games next to Steve Levy and Brian Griese in the MNF booth, a cushy gig that comes with zero losses — ever. Still, it may not be as rewarding as running a team. From the sounds of things, Riddick may have a decision to make after the season.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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