The Vikings have vacancies at head coach and general manager, and they just might turn to Philadelphia to fill both. Days after ex-Eagles coach Doug Pederson reportedly surfaced on Minnesota’s radar, the Vikings have requested to interview a pair of Eagles executives for their GM opening. One of them, Catherine Raiche, believed to be the highest-ranking female personnel staffer in the NFL, is the first known woman to be targeted for a GM interview, as ESPN and NFL Media reported.
Raiche currently serves as the Eagles’ vice president of football operations, one of the top personnel positions under GM Howie Roseman. She was promoted to the post prior to the 2021 season after two years as a player personnel coordinator. Before joining the Eagles, Raiche spent five years in the Canadian Football League, including two as the Toronto Argonauts’ director of football administration and one as the Montreal Alouettes’ assistant GM.
At 33, she’d become the youngest active NFL GM, if hired, just behind the Browns‘ Andrew Berry (34), another product of the Eagles’ front office. She’d also become just the second woman to hold a GM post in league history after Susan Tose Spencer, daughter of former Eagles owner Leonard Tose, served as Philadelphia’s acting GM from 1982-1985.
In addition to Raiche, the Vikings have also requested to interview Brandon Brown, the Eagles’ current director of player personnel. Previously the team’s director of pro scouting (2019-2020), he’s spent five seasons in Philadelphia. Before joining the Eagles, he spent two years as part of the Colts‘ scouting department.