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Eagles Expected to Request Permission to Interview Mike Kafka

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Philadelphia Eagles are expected to request to interview Kansas City Chiefs quarterbacks coach Mike Kafka. The Eagles have had interest in a few candidates, but Ravens assistants James Urban and Bobby Engram remain content in Baltimore.

Kafka has a history with the Eagles, as he was a quarterback with the team from 2010-2011 during the Andy Reid Era.

Most of Kafka's coaching career has been in the NFL, but started out as a graduate assistant at his alma mater, Northwestern, during the 2016 season under Pat Fitzgerald. In 2017, Kafka got his first NFL job as an offensive quality control coach on Andy Reid's coaching staff in Kansas City, and the next season Reid promoted him to quarterbacks coach where he currently stands. Kafka has had the privilege of coaching and developing MVP quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

I have previously mentioned my opinion about Mike Kafka if he were to be hired, and that I think he would be my home run hire. Since the Eagles weren't able to reel in James Urban, who had been around Lamar Jackson and Joe Flacco, I still want someone with connections to Philadelphia and the Eagles, which is why I would want Kafka. He has been around Patrick Mahomes, and can take what he has taught and learned from Mahomes and invest that into Carson Wentz.

There might be a roadblock to keep this move from potentially happening. Without play-calling duties available under Doug Pederson, it's possible Andy Reid may block Kafka from leaving. If current Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy gets a head coaching job elsewhere in the NFL, then Kafka would be the heir apparent at OC in Kansas City.

If I am Doug Pederson, then this is our guy if Kafka is interested in leaving Kansas City for a promotion.

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