Following a sound interview with management, Mike Kafka may be the new frontrunner for the Arizona Cardinals head coaching job.
Mike Kafka may have emerged as the latest frontrunner to be the Arizona Cardinals next head coach. After a solid interview and before that, remarkable credentials, Kafka could be leading the charge in Glendale when it is all said and done.
Kafka, an offensive-minded coach, could also work wonders for quarterback Kyler Murray, whose career took an infamous step back in 2022. Murray’s lack of maturity was on full display multiple times, his numbers regressed. And worst of all, he ended up missing the rest of the season with a torn ACL.
If you were to rank some of the league’s top players by disappointing seasons, Murray would be a sound choice to rank #1 on a list on which you don’t want to be ranked #1. But the upside is that, once he takes the field in 2023, he can put all of that behind him and win back a portion of the fanbase now labeling him as a bust.
Arizona Cardinals quarterback, offense, would benefit with Mike Kafka
Kafka helped Patrick Mahomes set himself up on a road to Canton, Ohio about two decades from today, while he also helped Daniel Jones lead the New York Giants to their playoff win in years. While he is a younger, lesser-experienced candidate, Kafka’s credentials speak for themselves, and he’s proven twice already that he can succeed with quarterbacks.
Besides Murray, the Arizona Cardinals offense also looked lost more often than not in 2022. Once again, Kafka’s presence would be a big deal. While the Giants only ranked 18th in total offense, they finished tied for 15th with 365 points (21.4 points per game).
Their 37.3% scoring percentage was also 15th, and at just 7.3%, Kafka’s offense had the lowest turnover percentage in the NFL. By contrast, the Cardinals had the sixth-highest turnover percentage, and a 32.1% scoring percentage, which ranked 24th in the league. They were also 21st with 340 points (20.0 points per game).
Overall, Kafka knows how to develop quarterbacks. He also took a player like Daniel Jones whose career was at crossroads in 2022 much like Murray’s will be in 2023 and made something of the former product from Duke. Therefore, don’t be surprised if the Cardinals tab him as their guy in the near-future.
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