Riddick will interview for the GM spot, vacated by the post-Week 17 firing of former general manager Trent Baalke. San Francisco CEO Jed York completely cleared house, also firing one-and-done head coach Chip Kelly shortly after the Niners’ 25-23 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
ESPN’s analyst also called the 49ers’ job “appealing,” considering the clean slate and ability to start from scratch. Here’s a video, courtesy of @NinerNabs:
Ironically, Riddick was drafted by San Francisco in Round 9 of the 1991 NFL Draft. He worked as both a scout and personnel director with both the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles between 2001 and 2013.
In all honesty, Riddick would be a solid hire. He’s one of those analysts who always seems to have a clear understanding of the league, players and how good teams are formulated. It’s impossible to find any negative remarks about him.