The Minnesota Vikings have requested permission to interview Canadian-born Philadelphia Eagles executive Catherine Raiche for their vacant general manager’s job, according to multiple reports.
The 32-year-old Montreal native was promoted to the vice president of football operations for the Eagles prior to the 2021 season, making her the highest-ranking woman working in a personnel department in the NFL. Raiche started with the Eagles as a football operations/player personnel co-ordinator in 2019.
Raiche broke into football in the CFL in 2015, working for the Montreal Alouettes as an intern after graduating from law school at the University of Sherbrooke.
Raiche rose to co-ordinator of football administration and assistant GM with the Als before becoming the Toronto Argonauts’ director of football administration in 2018 and ’19.
NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported earlier Wednesday the Vikings have at least three other candidates.
The Vikings fired GM Rick Spielman and coach Mike Zimmer on Monday after the team missed the playoffs for the second year in a row.
If hired, Raiche would become the second female general manager in NFL history after Susan Tose Spencer, who served in the role with the Eagles from 1983-85.