Mike Kafka

The New York Giants have seen a massive improvement this season. After going 4-13 last season, the Giants are now headed to the divisional round of the playoffs. Much of that improvement is due to coaching, with Giants offensive coordinator Mike Kafka emerging as one of the top assistants in the league. But even though he has plenty of opportunities to become a head coach after this season, he doesn’t seem worried about that just yet.

Even though multiple NFL teams wish to interview Mike Kafka for their head coaching vacancies, Kafka has made the decision not to interview for any head coaching jobs this week as he sets his sole focus on preparing for the playoff showdown with the Philadelphia Eagles next week.

“Giants offensive coordinator Mike Kafka has become a hot name among head-coaching candidates, but he has decided not to interview at all this week,” Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk reported on Monday. “Giants head coach Brian Daboll says that Kafka would have been permitted to interview this week but has chosen to focus fully on Saturday’s divisional round game against the Eagles.”

The Giants lost the previous two matchups with the Eagles this season, so they’ll need to be at their best in the playoffs. And this decision from Kafka will certainly help.

[Pro Football Talk]