The #Chiefs are also hiring Rod Wilson as an assistant ST coach to replace Brock Olivo, a source tells me. Spent '15 preseason camp w/club.— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) February 7, 2017
Kafka's name is likely familiar given that even back-up quarterbacks (and their back-ups) are known quantities in the NFL. Kafka was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2010 (eyebrows raised), so clearly he's very familiar with Andy Reid's style, offense and even some members of the current Chiefs staff.
Kafka was the Eagles' fourth round pick (No. 122 overall) after an impressive final season at Northwestern. Unfortunately, Kafka's NFL career was a short one, going 11 for 16 for 107 passing yards in limited action in 4 games. He never threw a single touchdown pass in his NFL career and threw 2 interceptions. Kafka spent six seasons bouncing from roster to roster for 7 total teams.
Instead of continuing to linger on practice squads throughout the league, Kafka officially ended his NFL career by jumping into the coaching ranks last season as an offensive assistant as his alma mater. Now he joins the pro ranks by latching on to Reid's staff in Kansas City.
The Chiefs lose offensive coordinator Doug Pederson to the Philadelphia Eagles last offseason, and current co-offensive coordinator Brad Childress was rumored as a possible option for the Buffalo Bills. Kafka's addition will help replace further losses as another assistant-in-training, a quarterback who is able to learn from not only Reid but Childress, Matt Nagy and more.)