A previous report stated the Eagles haven’t shown much interest in Kansas City Chiefs quarterbacks coach Mike Kafka for Philadelphia’s offensive coordinator vacancy. But now NFL insider Ian Rapoport is reporting the Eagles are expected to request an interview with their 2010 fourth-round pick:
A snapshot look at which coaches are involved in Championship Sunday, with information from sources informed of the situation: [...] 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.
Perhaps the Eagles’ reported lack of interest stems from knowing that Reid is unlikely to let Kafka leave KC. It’d still be nice if the Eagles could at least interview Kafka and pick his brain given Patrick Mahomes’ development and success.
The only candidate that’s reportedly interviewed for the Eagles’ OC vacancy so far is USC offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Graham Harrell. The up-and-coming assistant is an intriguing option due to his background with multiple offensive schemes, including the Air Raid.
Former Indianapolis Colts and Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell is also reportedly in the running for the Eagles’ opening but there haven’t been any updates on that front. It’s unclear if the Eagles have actually interviewed Caldwell or not.
Perhaps we’ll get some more clarity on the Eagles’ OC (and/or other assistant coach vacancies?) search this week. This coming Thursday will mark 14 days since Mike Groh was dismissed.