Mike Kafka Opens Up About Leaving Chiefs QB Job for Giants
The Kansas City Chiefs knew it was a real possibility rising coaching talent Mike Kafka could be poached by another team if a promotion was offered. That time finally came this offseason, when the New York Giants recruited Kafka for their offensive coordinator job, putting him one step closer to being a head coach one day.
Kafka obviously took the gig, but he said it wasn't easy to leave his post as QBs coach in Kansas City.
Kafka praised the Chiefs for being a "great team" and he relished the "awesome experience" to work under legendary head coach Andy Reid, but Brian Daboll won him over by providing a "special" opportunity.
The former NFL QB admitted he wasn't going to leave his job just for "any team", so that shows how much the people and players in New York were able to win him over.
It was sad to see Kafka depart this offseason after he appeared to be a great candidate to potentially succeed Reid one day. This still leaves that door open, though, as Kafka can get play-calling experience he likely wouldn't with Eric Bieniemy serving as OC in Kansas City.
Kafka's departure has led to former Chicago Bears HC Matt Nagy reuniting with Reid and taking over as QBs coach. He'll look to help continue Patrick Mahomes' growth and revive his coaching reputation after a poor finish to his tenure in Chicago.
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