Louis Riddick is a popular man these days. The Monday Night Football commentator, who has already interviewed for the GM openings in Houston and Detroit, will interview for the Jaguars’ GM position as well, according to Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen of ESPN.com (via Twitter).
Schefter reported a few days ago that Jacksonville was interested in Riddick, but it had not yet set up a summit. If his interview with the Jags goes well, Riddick might be stepping into a very intriguing opportunity.
Thanks to the Jets’ shocking win over the Rams on Sunday, the 1-13 Jaguars now find themselves in pole position in the race for Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence, widely regarded as the best quarterback prospect the league has seen in a long time. Jacksonville’s next GM may very well have the chance to hitch his wagon to Lawrence, and he will also have two first-round picks and a league-leading amount of cap space at his disposal.
Jacksonville parted ways with former general manager Dave Caldwell at the end of November. Though the Jags looked to be a team on the rise after narrowly missing a Super Bowl berth in 2017, they lost double-digit games in every other season with Caldwell in the GM post. They are once again in a rebuilding phase, but Lawrence would go a long way towards accelerating that process.
The team will also have a decision to make on head coach Doug Marrone at the end of the season, and the new GM will presumably have a major say in that regard.