5 potential replacements for Commanders GM Martin Mayhew in 2024

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Commanders could hire Louis Riddick

There aren't many more shrewd football minds around than Louis Riddick. He is also no stranger to the Washington Commanders having worked as a scout before moving up to become the team's director of pro personnel.

Many were disappointed when Riddick departed for the Philadelphia Eagles. But it was a sign of the turbulence behind the scenes when owner Dan Snyder held absolute power.

Riddick spent five years with the Eagles and hasn't been seen in a front office since 2013 despite multiple interviews. However, he's kept a keen interest in all things football during his role at ESPN, where he continues to thrive.

This would have been a tough sell if Snyder was still around. With the new ownership led by Josh Harris and Magic Johnson's influence also being felt, it's far more tempting.

Of course, Riddick wouldn't be alone in coveting such a high-profile general manager job with exciting new owners in a big market. Washington's gone from a franchise most wouldn't touch to a sleeping giant ready to be awoken, which is exactly the sort of challenge most progressive figures in front-office positions desperately crave.

Riddick is no different. If the Commanders came calling, he'd leave his role at ESPN in the blink of an eye.