Keith Kidd enters his second season with the Raiders as the Director of Scout Development and his 21st season in the NFL. Prior to his time with the Silver and Black, he served as a scouting consultant for the New England Patriots during the 2021 season. He was an independent consultant and worked as director of football relations in the fall of 2013-16 at Eastern Kentucky University. Kidd worked 18 years in the NFL with four teams – the Arizona Cardinals (1991-99), Cleveland Browns (1999-2002), New England Patriots (2002-05, 2021) and Denver Broncos (2009-13). He was director of pro personnel with the Broncos for four seasons. As assistant director of pro personnel with the Patriots from 2002-04, Kidd helped the club to back-to-back Super Bowl wins during the 2003 and 2004 seasons. Kidd was part of the Browns' re-entry into the NFL in 1999 as their director of pro personnel and worked in that capacity through the 2001 season. Before joining the Browns, Kidd spent eight years with the Arizona Cardinals' scouting department from 1991-99. In addition, Kidd spent three seasons as an NFL analyst for ESPN's scouting organization, Scouts Inc. Kidd began his career as a graduate assistant at Eastern Kentucky University from 1987-1988. Additionally, Kidd spent 1989-91 as a graduate assistant at Arizona State University.
Born in Richmond, Ky., Kidd is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a master's degree in sports administration and a bachelor's degree in physical education. His father, Roy Kidd, spent 39 seasons as the head coach for EKU from 1964-2002 and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2003, as the sixth-most winningest college football coach. Keith and his wife, Laura, have one son, Kody, who's a graduate of John Carroll University where he played four years of college football.