New top Cardinals candidate emerges and it could help the Giants keep Mike Kafka

Mike Kafka, NY Giants. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
Mike Kafka, NY Giants. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) /

Earlier in the week, the NY Giants and Brian Daboll got some great news when it was reported that Wink Martindale will be back as defensive coordinator next season. Unfortunately for Martindale, he’s no longer in the running for the Colts job. Now, a lot of fans are waiting to see what happens with offensive coordinator Mike Kafka.

The first-year OC is hoping to be hired by the Arizona Cardinals as head coach, and he’s a finalist for the opening. However, it has been reported that Arizona will interview Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon on Monday and he’s a top target for them.

If things go well and Gannon gets an offer, it would result in Kafka also staying put, which would be fantastic for the sake of continuity in East Rutherford.

Arizona Cardinals will interview Jonathan Gannon and that’s good for the NY Giants

Earlier in the week, we found out the Cardinals were putting their coaching search on hold until after the Super Bowl. It looks like the front office is just waiting to see how high Gannon’s interest is, but one would have to imagine that the young assistant would jump at the chance of trying to run his own team.

Gannon has done fantastic work for the Eagles defense this season and he’s a big reason why the unit has been able to record so many impressive showings throughout the year. As for Kafka, he received a lot of criticism from Big Blue supporters in 2022, but he also had some incredible moments.

No one is going to argue with the fact that he put Daniel Jones in the best position possible to not only record a strong season, but also help Danny Dimes potentially earn himself a new contract with the Giants. Soon enough, Arizona will make its decision on who its next head coach will be. If Kafka can come back, it’d be a big-time relief for Daboll, Joe Schoen and so many fans in New York.