Mike Kafka is a finalist for the Arizona Cardinals job, and the NY Giants could be searching for a new offensive coordinator once again. No one in East Rutherford wants to see this happen this offseason.
The NFL took notice of Kafka’s wonderful job in New York, and losing him would be a significant loss for Brian Daboll and the Giants. However, Daboll has proven to be able to put together a heck of a staff, and Giants fans can trust him to find a suitable replacement if the time comes where Kafka takes his talents to Arizona. Here’s five candidates for the G-Men to look at if Kafka bolts:
5. NY Giants QB coach Shea Tierney
The obvious candidate for Mike Kafka’s replacement would be current Giants quarterbacks coach Shea Tierney. Tierney has a wealth of coaching experience in some impressive places, and has been a staple wherever Daboll has coached. It’s obvious the beloved Giants head coach thinks highly of his assistant, as he brought Tierney with him to East Rutherford from Buffalo.
In addition to his time with the Bills, Tierney also spent 2016-2017 as an offensive assistant with Daboll at the University of Alabama. He’s worked with some fantastic quarterbacks, and Daniel Jones had his best season with Tierney coaching him up.
The one problem is the Giants may miss their shot, as Tierney is being sought-after throughout the league, impressing in his interview with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. If the AFC South franchise goes in a different direction and the Giants lose Kafka, it’s a no brainer to promote from within.