Count Mike Kafka among those who think fellow former Eagles quarterback Josh McCown would make a strong coach or coordinator in the NFL.
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Kafka, the Kansas City Chiefs’ passing game coordinator/quarterbacks coach, spent the 2014 season with McCown when both players were members of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Kafka sat in the quarterbacks room with McCown and learned from him as a young, well-traveled player.
That’s why Kafka believes McCown can transition to coaching and have a lot of success.
“I think he’d be a tremendous quarterbacks coach (or) offensive coordinator,” Kafka told NJ Advance Media on Tuesday during a Super Bowl LV video conference. “His mind is built that way. He understands, obviously, what it’s like to be behind the facemask, and see it through that lens. That’s important, I think, when you’re in that position.
McCown spent the second half of last season with the Houston Texans as a backup quarterback behind Deshaun Watson. Following the season, McCown interviewed for the Texans’ head coach job, which was eventually given to former Baltimore Ravens assistant David Culley.
Still, there remains a possibility that McCown, who has played 19 years in the NFL, will still join Culley’s staff.
McCown was approached to join the Eagles’ coaching staff last season but instead decided to take them up on their offer to join the practice squad while quarantining at his home in Texas.
Taking the Texans job allowed McCown to be part of a locker room and stay near his family. If he were to continue playing, he could remain in Houston as a player-coach. But, whenever he’s ready to make the transition, the Texans appear to be interested in having him coach up their players.
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