Carolina Panthers reportedly request interview with former Northwestern QB for HC vacancy
Mike Kafka’s name was thrown into the mix for an NFL HC job on Tuesday. NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero stated that the former Northwestern QB is reportedly being targeted.
The Carolina Panthers let go of Matt Rhule after a disappointing start to the year. Rhule is now the current HC of Nebraska after returning to the college ranks. The Panthers have reportedly requested an interview with Kafka to take his place.
Kafka is currently the OC of the New York Giants. Kafka led Brian Daboll’s offense this past season, and the Giants averaged 333.9 total offensive yards per game.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 10, 2023
Kafka spent 2005-2009 at Northwestern. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 4th round of the 2010 NFL Draft. Kafka also spent time with New England Patriots, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Minnesota Vikings, Tennessee Titans, and Cincinnati Bengals.
Kafka was previously the passing game coordinator and QB coach of the Kansas City Chiefs before joining Daboll’s staff.
If what Pelissero is reporting is true, Kafka could be on the move after one year with New York. Stay tuned for more updates.