Houston Texans Request Interview With New York Giants OC Kafka

It's beginning to look more and more likely that the New York Giants will lose their offensive coordinator this offseason. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Houston Texans have officially requested to interview OC Mike Kafka. The Carolina Panthers requested an interview with Kafka earlier this week. 

Kafka finds himself a hot commodity this hiring cycle largely due to the progress the Giants' offense demonstrated in 2022. After five straight losing seasons and two consecutive years of ranking 31st in scoring, the Giants leaped to a 9-7-1 record and an 18th ranking in scoring on the backs of a career year from quarterback Daniel Jones and a healthy season from running back Saquon Barkley. It was Kafka's first year as the Giants' OC.

Besides the quick turnaround, Kafka also has connections working for him. He played quarterback under former Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid and later coached quarterbacks for Reid with the Kansas City Chiefs from 2018 to 2021, years that coincided with the rise of superstar passer Patrick Mahomes. Current Giants coach Brian Daboll also oversaw the ascent of quarterback Josh Allen to the NFL's elite as the Buffalo Bills' OC from 2018 to 2021. For any team looking to develop a franchise passer, Kafka has just about an ideal pedigree: he's learned from the best. 

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