2. Okay Philadelphia Eagles fans, let’s talk about the resume.
Riddick served as a pro scout in Washington from 2001 to 2004 before being elevated to the office of the director of pro personnel in 2005. He served there for three seasons before finding his way to the City of Brotherly Love in 2008. Philly hired him as a pro scout. He became an assistant director of pro personnel in 2009 before becoming the team’s director of pro personnel in 2010, where he served until 2013.
Is he the perfect candidate? No, he is not. Should he be the Eagles’ only candidate? No, he shouldn’t. Should he be considered? He absolutely has to be.
If Howie is determined not to be the answer, the argument can be made that this team might have some interest from a few areas. Someone else can say that the pickings are slim if a team is in the market for a general manager. Reasonable arguments can be made for both sides. Here’s what can’t be debated. If Jeffrey Lurie is thinking about potential G.M.s that he should be considering, Louis Riddick is a nice name to put on the list as one of the first guys to think about. This is a move that makes sense on multiple levels.