The NY Giants 2022 campaign was their most memorable one in recent history. However, things came to a close in the loss to the Eagles, and now it’s time to think towards the future. Will offensive coordinator Mike Kafka be part of that future?
Kafka was an unsung hero this season. With him leading the charge, the Giants offense played some of their best football in recent history. But, with the success that he found, it has led to interest in moving on up. Kafka had head coaching interviews with the Colts, Panthers and Texans on Sunday. Should Kafka move on, Brian Daboll will look far and wide for the right replacement. Here’s five guys for Coach Dabes to consider:
5. 49ers offensive passing game coordinator Bobby Slowik
San Francisco 49ers passing game coordinator Bobby Slowik may be the next big thing to take over the NFL. He is also set to be the latest member of the long-established Kyle Shanahan coaching tree.
With Slowik leading the 49ers passing game this season, the unit has looked elite. And now on their third quarterback of the season, they show no signs of slowing down. Slowik has found success with Trey Lance, Jimmy Garoppolo, and Brock Purdy taking snaps as QB1. With the 49ers winning their last 11 games, including seven with a rookie quarterback, the offense has stayed electric through the air.
Shanahan and the 49ers don’t have an offensive coordinator. Instead, they have two game coordinators, and Slowik handles the duties through the air. With the schemes that he has established, the 49ers have produced five pass-catchers with more than 400 yards this season. This includes running back Christian McCaffrey, who has been a force both on the ground and through the air.
The 35-year-old Slowik has spent that last decade earning knowledge on different NFL teams. Based on what he has shown so far, he seems well equipped to take over as a full-time offensive coordinator. With the talent that the Giants have on their team, specifically in their QB/RB duo, Slowik could be a great option to lead this unit.