During the Waddle and Silvy show on ESPN 1000 in Chicago, the duo had Monday Night Football analyst Louis Riddick on the program. They regularly have guest spots from Riddick to discuss the Bears and of course, his opinions about Matt Nagy. They asked him about potentially taking a front-office job with the Bears.
Riddick replied with:
"Of course, I'll listen [to the potential job offer]. It's the Bears, man."
Could Louis Riddick Replace Ryan Pace?
The possibility of Louis Riddick stepping into the shoes of Ryan Pace is still real. Some fans in Chicago clung to the idea of Riddick joining the Bears. Pace wore out his welcome after drafting Mitchell Trubisky and many fans have wanted him gone ever since.
The rumor mill churned for quite some time on whether or not Riddick was going to take a front-office job. There was some belief that he would take a role with the Detroit Lions, specifically a General Manager position. Obviously, that didn't happen and he's remained with ESPN. He's been with the company since 2013 and originally joined the Monday Night Football crew he's with currently in 2019.
Louis Riddick's Front Office Experience
Riddick is not unfamiliar with an NFL front office. He worked for Washington from 2001-2007 where he held multiple positions. Riddick was a pro scout until 2004 when he was promoted to Director of Pro Personnel until 2007. After his tenure in Washington ended, he took a similar position with Philidelphia. He made his way up the ladder and became Director of Pro Personnel with the Eagles as well.
It's safe to say Louis Riddick could take his pick of the more desirable jobs around the NFL. The potential that comes with Justin Fields is enticing. He would likely have to reshape much of the current Bears' roster, but that is a task that he is uniquely qualified to handle.