Giants expected to hire legendary Eagles quarterback as their offensive coordinator
According to Mike Garafolo, the New York Giants plan on hiring former Eagles quarterback Mike Kafka as their new offensive coordinator.
Kafka was drafted by Philadelphia in the 4th round of the 2010 NFL Draft, spending two seasons with the franchise before being released due to a hand injury.
During his time with the Eagles, Kafka appeared in four games, throwing for just 107 yards. The 34-year-old was the team’s third-string QB for several seasons, sitting behind players like Kevin Kolb, Michael Vick, Vince Young, and Nick Foles during his tenure here.
After his playing days were over, Kafka followed Andy Reid to Kansas City, taking over their quarterbacks’ coach job in 2018. The Eagles considered Kafka to take over as their head coach last season before eventually choosing Nick Sirianni.
Although he was never a successful player, Kafka played a vital role in developing Patrick Mahomes and will attempt to do the same for Daniel Jones in New York.
Alongside Kafka, former Eagles backup Josh McCown is currently a finalist for the Houston Texans’ head coach vacancy. Fellow finalists include former Dolphins head coach Brian Flores and Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon.
Doug Pederson’s name has circled back into coaching conversations, recently undergoing a second interview with the Jacksonville Jaguars and speaking with the New Orleans Saints.
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