Louis Riddick – ESPN Announcer
Louis Riddick is a former NFL player and scout. He’s best known for his media work and is currently an announcer for ESPN’s Monday Night Football.
Riddick bounced around the league as a player but spent the 1992 and 1996 seasons with the Atlanta Falcons as a backup safety so there’s a little bit of familiarity with the franchise, even if nobody from that time is involved with the team anymore.
After his playing career came to an end, he spent time with the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Football Team, working as a scout and then director of pro personnel for both teams.
He joined ESPN in 2015 and quickly became a big part of their coverage, drawing plaudits from fans and contemporaries. He’s been linked with GM jobs in the past, notably interviewing with the San Francisco 49ers early in 2017 and the New York Giants later that year.
Although he’s been unable to secure a general manager job, the 49ers and Las Vegas Raiders showed a willingness to hire media members for the role. The Atlanta Falcons could take a similar route with Riddick, who has the executive experience that neither John Lynch nor Mike Mayock had.