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Steelers vice president of football and business administration, Omar Khan, and pro scouting coordinator, Brandon Hunt, are the favorites to replace Kevin Colbert as the Steelers general manager, but the organization is interviewing outside candidates, as well.
The Steelers have already interviewed three external candidates: Ryan Cowden, JoJo Wooden and Ed Dodds, and now you can add the well-known ESPN analyst Louis Riddick to the list.
According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Riddick has an interviewed scheduled with the Steelers, although a date has not been set yet.
Riddick, 52, played at Pitt and spent seven years in the NFL as a cornerback for the 49ers, Falcons, Browns and Raiders. Riddick started his scouting career with Washington in 2001 and had the title of director of pro personnel from 2005-2007 before moving on to Philadelphia, where he also worked as a scout and director of pro personnel.
Riddick has worked for ESPN since 2014 and joined the “Monday Night Football” crew as an analyst in 2020.
Along with playing at Pitt, Riddick is the cousin of former Steelers defensive coordinator Tim Lewis. So, he's familiar with the city and the organization. Lewis was the Steelers defensive coordinator from 2000-2003.
In December 2020, various sources reported that Riddick was being interviewed for the general manager vacancies for both the Texans and Lions.