After a coaching cycle that saw him draw interest from multiple teams for the second consecutive season, Mike Kafka is expected to return to the New York Giants in 2024 and reassume his role as the offensive coordinator.
The final domino fell on Wednesday when the Seattle Seahawks hired Mike Macdonald as their next head coach.
The plan is for Mike Kafka to return as #Giants offensive coordinator next season, per sources. Kafka was a finalist for Seahawks head coaching job.
Giants now return one coordinator after firing Thomas McGaughey (special teams) and parting ways with Wink Martindale (defense). pic.twitter.com/iu5kxmV2xY
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) February 1, 2024
There have been multiple reports this offseason suggesting that Kafka is unhappy in East Rutherford due, in part, to a deteriorating relationship with head coach Brian Daboll.
At several points throughout the season, Daboll allegedly took play-calling duties away from Kafka only to give them back later. In addition to Daboll, quarterbacks coach Shea Tierney also reportedly handled play-calling duties at times.
In addition to those reports, it was also reported that Kafka might seek a lateral move if the Giants were to permit him to interview for other offensive coordinator jobs. However, their plan was always to retain Kafka.
Although Kafka is expected back as the OC, it’s unclear if he will continue calling plays or if Daboll will completely take over.