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49ers will interview ESPN’s Louis Riddick next week for GM job

Jan 3, 2017 at 8:13 AM


Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that, per sources, his colleague, analyst Louis Riddick, will interview next week in New York for the San Francisco 49ers vacant general manager job.


No word on if Schefter's "sources" include Riddick himself, who he probably could have walked over and asked.

On Monday, Riddick described the general manager job with the 49ers as the most appealing one available because anyone that goes into the position could build from the ground up. When asked on air if he would accept the position, Riddick answered, "Sure I would."

Riddick continued, "There's not a whole lot of impediments to the success there, provided that [Jed York] makes good on everything that he says, and why wouldn't you take him at this word?"

So if the 49ers decide that they want Riddick, he will likely accept the general manager job.

Riddick has a good amount of executive experience having served as the director of pro personnel for the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins. He has also served as a scout for both teams.

Riddick's NFL playing days as a safety started when he was drafted by the 49ers in the ninth round of the 1991 NFL Draft. He worked with Trent Baalke during his time in Washington and Chip Kelly in Philadelphia. Riddick became an on-air analyst for ESPN in 2013.

The 49ers have a number of other candidates lined up, which you can see over at our general manager and head coach tracker.

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