Report: Mike Kafka a Candidate for Eagles’ Offensive Coordinator Opening
The Eagles are still without a new offensive coordinator after firing Mike Groh back on Jan 9. earlier this month. They had interest in Baltimore quarterbacks coach James Urban, but he decided to remain with the Ravens.
On Friday it was reported the team would interview USC offensive coordinator Graham Harrell, who played QB at Texas Tech under Mike Leach and was part of this staff at Washington State,for their vacancy.
Today, a familiar name, and expected name has emerged.
Per Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, the Eagles are expected to request an interview with Chiefs QB coach Mike Kafka, who team plays today in the AFC Championship game.
The Eagles still haven't filled their OC job, and one intriguing candidate will be on the field today -- Chiefs QB coach Mike Kafka. The former Philly backup is expected to receive an interview request from the Eagles, but without play-calling duties available under Doug Pederson, it's possible Andy Reid may block Kafka and offer him a promotion on the staff. If current OC Eric Bieniemy gets a head coaching job, Kafka would be the heir-apparent at OC.
Kafka was drafted by the Eagles during the Andy Reid era, back in the 2010 draft. The Northwestern product was a fourth-round pick, and has spent the last two seasons as the Chiefs quarterback coach, working with Patrick Mahomes.