Chiefs hiring Mike Kafka as quarterbacks coach

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The metamorphosis of the Chiefs coaching staff has taken another step.

According to Adam Teicher of, the Chiefs are hiring former NFL quarterback Mike Kafka as their new quarterbacks coach.

The 30-year-old Kafka played two years for Andy Reid in Philadelphia. He also spent time with the Patriots, Jaguars, Buccaneers, Vikings, Titans, and Bengals. He was an offensive quality control coach with the Chiefs last year.

He replaces Matt Nagy, who took over the Bears head coaching job. The Chiefs are also without assistant head coach Brad Childress, who retired.

Kafka will have a big job in front of him, as they’re expected to move Alex Smith to make way for first-round pick Patrick Mahomes next season.

8 responses to “Chiefs hiring Mike Kafka as quarterbacks coach

  1. The Legend of Mike Kafka continues.

    (Philly folks will get this.)

    Good for him. He was a good athlete, but was never going to be more than a fringe backup. I hope he does well.

  2. Grumpysal -I understand offensive quality control coaches slice and chart video to the liking of the offensive staff, coordinate the defensive scout team, give the teams extra coaching bandwidth to conduct drills during training camp when there are 90 players at practice, and carry out ad hoc assignments. I think the concept was originally created for older coaches who could no longer manage the day-to-day rigor of the coaching life, but who could still add value as wise old owls. It however evolved into essentially an apprentice role thus creating a farm system.

  3. LOL where have you heard or read anywhere that Andy is moving on from Alex? PMII was a Dorsey pick that doomed him. I think it was a great pick, but Andy didn’t and short of an injury IO think he has no intention of starting Patrick. Alex will get extended, count on it, he plays Andy’s flavor of football, not to lose.

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