The Philadelphia Eagles will not be hiring Kansas City Chiefs quarterbacks coach/passing game coordinator Mike Kafka as their next head coach, according to a report from Jeff McLane.
The Eagles previously showed interest in Kafka for their offensive coordinator opening last year. One NFL insider said to “keep an eye” on Kafka to Philly shortly after Doug Pederson was fired last week.
The Eagles never officially requested an interview with Kafka, however.
Kafka getting hired as a head coach would’ve been a pretty big leap for the 33-year-old. He only held his first NFL coaching position (offensive quality control coach) in 2017.
We previously speculated that the Eagles might have interest in Kafka as a play-calling offensive coordinator if they promoted Duce Staley or hired a defensive-minded head coach. Perahps that’s still on the table.
But Kafka becoming Doug Pederson’s replacement in Philly is not.
Here’s a recap of where things stand with the Eagles’ coaching search:
49ers DC Robert Saleh Titans OC Arthur Smith Rams DC Brandon Staley
Buccaneers DC Todd Bowles
Patriots ILB coach Jerod Mayo
Eagles assistant head coach/RB coach Duce Staley
Panthers OC Joe Brady
Cowboys OC Kellen Moore
Patriots OC Josh McDaniels
Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy
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