Report: Cardinals will interview Mike Kafka on Tuesday


The Cardinals will interview Giants offensive coordinator Mike Kafka on Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports.

Kafka also is a candidate for the Colts’ head coaching job, and he previously interviewed with the Panthers and Texans. The Panthers hired former Colts head coach Frank Reich, and the Texans appear poised to hire 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans.

Kafka, 35, was a first-time play-caller in 2022 after rookie head coach Brian Daboll entrusted those duties to him.

Kafka began his NFL coaching career with the Chiefs in 2017, earning a promotion to quarterbacks coach in 2018-19 and added the title of passing game coordinator in 2020.

The Cardinals also have scheduled interviews with Bengals defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo and Bengals offensive coordinator Brian Callahan for Wednesday and Thursday resepctively.

They have completed interviews with Broncos defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero, Steelers senior defensive assistant/linebackers coach Brian Flores, Lions defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn, Cardinals defensive coordinator Vance Joseph and former Saints head coach Sean Payton.

5 responses to “Report: Cardinals will interview Mike Kafka on Tuesday

  1. Never understood the allure of this guy. It was not like the New York Nightmaras were competent on offense.

  2. You don’t understand the allure because you’re not used to an offense that doesn’t turn the ball over; teams short on playmakers need to run the ball & not turn it over to give their team a chance. Kafka did a great job with very little to work with and has a very good pedigree coming from Andy Reid & then Brian Dabolll. I think there are other more deserving candidates at this point but I also think Kafka will make a good HC. He’ll get a shot based on his pedigree eventually one way or the other

  3. Crap or get off the pot, Cards. The Vikings are waiting to see if you’re going to hire Flores as head coach. If not, he’s their new DC.

  4. Now that all the top candidates are hired or have decided to stay home, the Cards will be left with scraps. It’s going to be a long fall here in the desert.

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