4 Zany predictions for this 2021 Philadelphia Eagles offseason

Jalen Hurts (L), Carson Wentz (R) Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Patrick Mahomes (L) Mike Kafka (R) (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

1. Mike Kafka returns to the Philadelphia Eagles’ nest.

Well, looky here. The Philadelphia Eagles have gone from the team that tried to outthink the rest of the world by refusing to hire an offensive coordinator, a decision that blew up in their faces, to transform themselves into the team with nary an offensive or defensive coordinator.

Jim Schwartz’s decision to step down or Philly’s grand scheme to send him off with his class and dignity (whichever you prefer to call it) now means that the Birds are short two of the most important coaching positions on any football team at any level.

There are options out there, and though we can all debate for hours about who the best choice is to fill both roles, we can all agree on something. If Mike Kafka winds up being the choice for the guy who’s allowed to sit in the offensive coordinator’s chair, that might be a decision that won’t tick Birds fans off.

As most of you know, Kafka played for Philly during the 2010 and 2011 NFL seasons. He wound up on six rosters between 2013 and 2015 before going into coaching. After serving as a graduate assistant in 2016 at Northwestern, Kafka reunited with Andy Reid in Kansas City. Each year, he’s had new responsibilities added to his plate and a direct impact on the improvement of Chiefs star signal-caller, Patrick Mahomes.

That’s exactly the type of knowledge that these Eagles signal-callers and this bland offense can benefit from. It isn’t too late to undo the work of the disease that is better known as Press Taylor.