Colts complete head coach interview with Mike Kafka

The Indianapolis Colts completed their head coach interview with New York Giants offensive coordinator Mike Kafka, the team announced Sunday.

This was expected considering the reports from earlier in the week that the interview would be held Sunday regardless of how the Giants performed in the divisional playoff game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday night.

That game didn’t go as planned, of course, as the Giants were dominated 38-7 in the playoff loss. Kafka is the 11th candidate to complete an interview with two more on the docket in Wink Martindale and DeMeco Ryans.

You can follow along for the latest updates with the head coach search via our tracker.

Kafka, 35, is one of the youngest names in the coaching circle right now. He was drafted in the fourth round by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2010 and only started coaching in the NFL in 2017.

He started coaching with the Kansas City Chiefs as an offensive quality control coach (2017). He then spent four seasons as the quarterbacks coach (2018-2021) while adding pass-game coordinator duties for his final two seasons in Kansas City (2020-2021).

After that, Kafka was hired by Brian Daboll and Joe Schoen to be the offensive coordinator of the Giants, a role he excelled in despite some of the personnel limitations.

The head coaching search will be led by general manager Chris Ballard, but the decision ultimately resides with owner Jim Irsay.

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