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New York Giants offensive success
News dropped earlier this week that Giants offensive coordinator Mike Kafka was getting some nibbles for some head coaching vacancies around the league. Impressive for a guy who has only been an offensive coordinator for a year, but not as surprising when you remember where he came from.
We all know Kafka was Andy Reid’s offensive coordinator in waiting until he took the Giants’ job last offseason. Reid drafted Kafka to the Eagles in 2010 out of Northwestern and brought him in for his first NFL coaching job in 2017. Starting as an offensive quality control guy and working his way up to QB coach and passing game coordinator, Kafka made a name for himself around the league in his time in Kansas City and has furthered that in New York calling plays under first-year head coach Brian Daboll.
In New York all Kafka has done is turn the Giants’ offense into an absolute efficiency machine. He’s revived Daniel Jones’ career and the Giants are in the postseason for the first time since the infamous 2015 boat picture. They couldn’t have asked for a better first-round matchup either, taking on a Vikings team that just barely squeaked by them in Week 17. If the Giants’ offense can come out humming and Danny Dimes plays well, count on Kafka almost certainly locking in a head coaching job once the Giants’ season comes to an end. The Andy Reid coaching tree is beginning to resemble a California redwood at this point.