Chiefs To Retain Mike Kafka

Chiefs quarterbacks coach Mike Kafka isn’t going anywhere. Kafka will stick on Andy Reid’s coaching staff in 2020, sources tell Mike Garafolo of NFL.com (on Twitter), which means that he won’t be leaving for the Eagles’ offensive coordinator vacancy or any other club.

The Eagles had interest in Kafka as an OC candidate, but they’ve been informed that Reid won’t let him stray. It’s possible that Kafka could receive a new title to stay in KC, but nothing has been made official on that front. Eric Bieniemy did not land a head coaching job in this cycle, so a bump up to OC is off the table.

With that, the Eagles have lost out on yet another OC option. USC offensive coordinator Graham Harrell was on the radar, but earlier this week, he opted to return to the Trojans. Before that, Ravens quarterbacks coach James Urban declined their request for an interview and ex-Redskins OC Kevin O’Connell accept the Rams’ OC job.

The Eagles drafted Kafka in the fourth round of the 2010 draft, and the Northwestern product spent his first two seasons in the league as Philly’s backup/third-string signal-caller. After that, he parlayed his football IQ into a successful coaching career. After serving as the Chiefs’ offensive quality control coach in 2017, he was elevated to QB coach in 2018, the same year Patrick Mahomes took the league by storm.

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    • junkyarddawgs40

      He’s actually been the best candidate all along. Long history of working with QBs, integral in developing Manning as well as helped Facco and Stafford to their best seasons as a pro when he was their coach. Brings fresh perspective to an otherwise stale offense. It needs to be an outside hire, preferably someone with years of experience working with QBs. Should have taken them all of 10 minutes to make the decision on him

    • junkyarddawgs40

      He’s actually been the best candidate all along. Long history of working with QBs, integral in developing Manning as well as helped Flacco and Stafford to their best seasons as a pro when he was their coach. Brings fresh perspective to an otherwise stale offense. It needs to be an outside hire, preferably someone with years of experience working with QBs. Should have taken them all of 10 minutes to make the decision on him

  1. DarkSide830

    maybe its the homerism in me, but i really find it hard to believe that simply nobody wants this job.

    • crosseyedlemon

      Howie was only interested in making someone the fall guy and had no plan beyond that. Why is it surprising that nobody wants to jump into the frying pan?

  2. phillyvseverybody

    Kill two birds with one stone and have Caldwell fill both the QB coach and OC roles

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