Panthers, Texans request interviews with Giants OC Mike Kafka for head coaching job: reports

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) and offensive coordinator Mike Kafka talk on the field during mandatory minicamp at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, in East Rutherford.
New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) and offensive coordinator Mike Kafka talk on the field during mandatory minicamp at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, in East Rutherford. / Danielle Parhizkaran/NorthJersey.com-USA TODAY NETWORK

Both the Houston Texans and Carolina Panthers have requested an interview with Giants OC Mike Kafka for their vacant head coaching positions, reports Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

The Texans are in search of their third head coach in the last three seasons, with both David Culley and Lovie Smith fired in the last two offseasons. The Panthers finished the season with Steve Wilks as their interim head coach after Matt Rhule was fired in October.

Kafka, 35, is in the midst of his first season as the Giants' offensive coordinator.

Before becoming the Giants' OC, Kafka was a coach with the Kansas City Chiefs from 2017 to 2021, initially working as their offensive quality control coach before becoming their quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator.