JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Could the Jaguars go outside the box for their vacant general manager opening?
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Jaguars will interview ESPN Monday Night Football analyst Louis Riddick for their GM position on Wednesday.
Riddick has already interviewed for openings in both Houston and Detroit. NFL teams can’t conduct interviews with those employed by other teams until after Week 17.
ESPN Monday Night Football analyst Louis Riddick will interview Wednesday for the Jacksonville Jaguars’ general manager job, per @mortreport and me. Riddick already has interviewed for the GM openings in Houston and Detroit.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 22, 2020
The hire would certainly be a nontraditional move for a GM hire, although one that the Raiders pulled off when they hired former NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock in 2018.
The Jaguars GM opening is shaping up to be an exceptional position in 2021. Jacksonville is in position to hold the No. 1 draft pick and could have the most salary cap flexibility in the league.
Owner Shad Khan fired Dave Caldwell late last month after the Jaguars lost their 10th consecutive game. The Jaguars had losing records in seven of Caldwell’s eight seasons on the job.
News4Jax sports anchor Cole Pepper mentioned Riddick as one of the potential candidates earlier this month.