The Arizona Cardinals have scheduled an interview with New York Giants offensive coordinator Mike Kafka, per Tom Pelissero.
The #Cardinals will interview #Giants OC Mike Kafka on Tuesday for their head coaching job, per source.
Kafka also is a candidate for the #Colts job and previously interviewed with the #Panthers and #Texans. A lot of action after his impressive first season as play-caller.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 30, 2023
This is the third interview that Michael Bidwill and Monti Ossenfort have set up to kickstart the week.
While Mike Kafka does not have any experience as a head coach in particular, he did play in the NFL for five seasons before bouncing around as an offensive coordinator/quarterback coach for multiple teams.
During his time as the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback coach from 2017–2021, Kafka helped bring home a Super Bowl ring with Patrick Mahomes.
In games where Mahomes started that season, the Chiefs were 14-1, and the five-time Pro Bowler led the league with 316 passing yards per game.
But most recently, Mike Kafka has helped turn the New York Giants around with Daniel Jones at quarterback.
The Giants quickly went from being at the bottom of the NFC East with a 4-13 record to making the playoffs in 2022 with a 9-7-1 record.
And even more importantly, Kafka led Daniel Jones to a breakout season through both the ground and in the air. Jones set career highs in just about every category and finished 5th in the NFL among QBs with 708 rushing yards.
Kafka’s creative play calling and willingness to run the football with his quarterback makes him a great fit for the Cardinals next season.
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