The New York Giants lost out on their favorite offensive coordinator candidate today. Ken Dorsey was promoted to offensive coordinator by the Buffalo Bills. Brian Daboll and the Giants will have to pivot and find a new potential offensive coordinator. According to Mike Garafolo, the Giants have already made a list of three finalists for their OC position: Mike Kafka, Pep Hamilton, and Chad O’Shea. Of those three names, Mike Kafka presents a rare opportunity to unite two of the best passing attacks in the NFL together in New York.
Pairing Brian Daboll with Mike Kafka
Mike Kafka is the quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs. Kafka is considered to be a rising star in the NFL. He has helped develop Patrick Mahomes into the superstar he is while working alongside Andy Reid and Eric Bieniemy. Mike Kafka was hired as the Chiefs’ offensive quality control coach in 2017 before being promoted to quarterbacks coach in 2018, the same year that Patrick Mahomes became the full-time starter.
The Kansas City Chiefs have possessed one of the best offenses in the NFL over the past four years. Their passing attack is elite, and Kafka has played a big role in its development. But the Buffalo Bills have also had one of the best passing offenses in the league in recent years.
Brian Daboll was the architect of Buffalo’s offense that ranked third in points-per-game in 2021. Working in the offense that ranked fourth in the NFL in points-per-game and fourth in passing yards-per-game was Mike Kafka with Kansas City.
Patrick Mahomes on Mike Kafka
Mike Kafka is a former NFL quarterback that transitioned to coaching in his post-playing career. Patrick Mahomes has praised his QB coach on many occasions:
“He came in at the same time as I came into this locker room. Even before he came in as quarterbacks coach, he already had a big imprint on what I did in developing me to be the player that I am. He continues that. He stays on me.” – Patrick Mahomes on Mike Kafka via Chicago Sun Times
The New York Giants are working tirelessly to rebuild their offense. After finishing the 2021 season 31st in scoring, the Giants brought in offensive guru Brian Daboll as their head coach. Daboll helped develop Josh Allen and Mike Kafka helped develop Patrick Mahomes. If Mike Kafka is hired as the next offensive coordinator, the Giants will be setting Daniel Jones up with an elite coaching tree.