Although Ian Rapoport of NFL.com indicates (Twitter link) the Chiefs have reached out to ESPN commentator Louis Riddick in order to schedule an interview for their general manager vacancy, Riddick himself denies Kansas City has done so. “The Kansas City Chiefs have not contacted me and there is no interview set up for this week. Source? Me,” Riddick said (Twitter link).
Riddick was a candidate for the 49ers’ GM job earlier this year, so it’s entirely conceivable that he might be on Kansas City’s wishlist. Indeed, the variance in Rapoport’s report and Riddick’s denial could simply be semantics, as it’s possible the Chiefs intend to contact Riddick about an interview but haven’t yet officially reached out.
The Chiefs are expected to consider both internal and external candidates for their GM position after firing John Dorsey last week, and a wide swath of contenders could be interested in what is viewed as a highly attractive job. Incumbent co-directors of player personnel Mike Borgonzi and Brett Veach are both expected to be interviewed.