The NFL head coaching carousel is in full force, with candidates already making the rounds for interviews with the eight teams looking for a new boss on the sidelines.
One of the more sought-after names is Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy. With Bieniemy the latest from the Andy Reid coaching tree to likely land a head coaching job, another name on his staff is gaining some buzz as well.
According to some in the NFL, Chiefs quarterbacks coach Mike Kafka could end up with a head coaching job in the next two years.
Chiefs OC Eric Bienemy getting the interviews this cycle, and perhaps rightfully so.— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) January 3, 2019
Some say Chiefs QB coach Mike Kafka could be the real prize for a team in next two years.
Kafka was a former quarterback of Reid when he was the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. Just two years ago, Kafka joined Reid's staff in Kansas City, and rose up to the ranks.
The former quarterback is being universally praised for his work with perennial NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes, who has thrown for 5,097 yards and 50 touchdowns in his first year as the starter.
With Bieniemy expected to take a head coaching gig elsewhere, Kafka is believed to be the prime candidate to get promoted to be the team's offensive coordinator. He is also being considered for the vacant Detroit Lions offensive coordinator job, according to Chris Burke of The Athletic.
Added a couple more intriguing names to the list of Lions' O.C. possibilities. Bob Quinn and Matt Patricia might have someone in mind, but there are a *lot* of options out there. https://t.co/S4Bfl5q22H— Chris Burke (@ChrisBurkeNFL) January 2, 2019
The Andy Reid coaching tree has another branch growing, and his name is Mike Kafka.