The Arizona Cardinals have continued to broaden their head coaching search.
After firing Kliff Kingsbury, the team is determined to make the best possible decision for the future of their organization, which now extends to a popular interviewee for head coaching roles across the league.
The Cardinals will be interviewing Giants OC Mike Kafka for their head coaching opening, per source.
This will mark the 4th team for Kafka to interview with this offseason following a great first season with the Giants.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) January 30, 2023
Mike Kafka is just 35 years old and has already been interviewed for three head coaching gigs, with the Cardinals being his fourth.
Before starting his coaching career in 2017, Kafka played in the NFL for six seasons, although he spent most of his time as a practice squad member.
As a coach, Kafka has taken jobs as a quality control coach, quarterbacks coach, and most recently, offensive coordinator.
He was the offensive coordinator for the New York Giants this past season, and, due to the massive success of the team, he continues to get interview opportunities.
Kafka had the opportunity to work with Patrick Mahomes on the Kansas City Chiefs throughout four seasons, and should provide invaluable experience to a team, should they decide to hire him as their newest head coach.
In the case of the Cardinals, they have a young superstar quarterback on their hands.
While Kyler Murray hasn’t achieved the caliber of Mahomes to this point, with some coaching and guidance, he could take a giant leap forward.
Murray is under contract with the Cardinals until the 2027 season.
Whoever ends up as the Cardinals’ next coach is guaranteed to work with Murray for the foreseeable future.
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