Although much of the NFL’s future-head-coach focus has been on Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, there’s another offensive assistant on Kansas City’s staff with the potential to be leading an NFL team soon:
Former Bucs quarterback Mike Kafka.
“He’s just getting started in this thing,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said.
Kafka, 33, bounced around the league for six years as a backup quarterback. He spent 2014 with the Bucs behind Josh McCown and Mike Glennon but did not appear in a game.
After his playing career ended, Kafka got into coaching — first as an offensive graduate assistant at Northwestern and then with the Chiefs. He quickly rose from quality control coach to quarterbacks coach and now quarterbacks coach/passing coordinator.
His work with superstar Patrick Mahomes attracted head-coaching interest this offseason.
“And rightly so,” Reid said. “I know his future is bright.”
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