1. Louis Riddick-ESPN analyst
When the general manager position for the New York Giants was vacated in 2017, following the firing of Jerry Reese, Louis Riddick was one of the main candidates considered as a replacement. Ultimately, the Giants ownership would decide upon Dave Gettleman as Reese’s replacement, but Riddick was reported to be a finalist. As such, it is not hard to believe that he would be a strong candidate again for the Giants, should they decide to part ways with Gettleman.
Following a seven year career in the NFL, the former safety would transition into roles as a pro scout and director of pro personnel for the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles, where he would serve from 2001-2013. After his time in those positions, Riddick would join ESPN in 2015, where he would become one of the most well respected football analysts in the industry.
Riddick’s front office experience and time served as a television analyst have elevated him to a prime candidate for a general manager position in the NFL. Given his ability to connect with current players as a former player in the league, his strong ability to evaluate player attributes from his time in the front office and his ability to analyze the game from his time at ESPN, Riddick should receive strong consideration from the Giants should they opt to fire Gettleman.