The Minnesota Vikings’ search for a new general manager leads them to consider a woman for the job.
Minnesota has requested permission to interview Philadelphia Eagles vice president of football operations Catherine Raîche for her vacant general manager position, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person requested anonymity due to the sensitivity of the situation. The NFL Network first reported it on Thursday.
Raîche, in her third season with the Eagles, was promoted to her current role in May 2021 after serving as Football Operations / Player Personnel Coordinator. The Montreal native served as the Assistant General Manager of the CFL Montreal Alouettes (2017), where she was also the Football Administration Coordinator (2015-17). She also worked as the Director of Football Administration for the Toronto Argonauts (2018-19).
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This is believed to be the first GM interview request for a woman in NFL history, according to the NFL Network, which reported that the Vikings also asked to interview the Chief of Staff of the Eagles players Brandon Brown.
Only one woman has ever served as general manager of an NFL team. In 1983, Leonard Toss, then owner of the Eagles, promoted his daughter Susan Tose Spencer to the role she held for three years.
The Vikings are looking for a replacement for longtime general manager Rick Spielman, who was fired Monday along with head coach Mike Zimmer.