Texans to conduct second interviews with Mike Kafka, Ejiro Evero

(SportsRadio 610) - The Texans are conducting second interviews this week with New York Giants offensive coordinator Mike Kafka and Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero.

Kafka's first interview was virtually Sunday, just a day after the Giants were eliminated by the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Divisional round. He is meeting with the Texans in-person Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Evero interviewed in-person with the Texans last week. He is scheduled to meet with them again Wednesday.

Kafka, 35, just finished his first season calling plays as the Giants' offensive coordinator. He helped Daniel Jones develop into a viable starting NFL quarterback. The Giants' offense overall under Kafka and first-year head coach Brian Daboll improved from last in DVOA (which measures efficiency) to 10th in 2022.

Before joining the Giants, Kafka was an assistant under Andy Reid with the Kansas City Chiefs since 2017. He was promoted to quarterbacks coach in 2018, when Patrick Mahomes won MVP, and was also passing game coordinator in 2020 and 2021.

Evero, 42, just finished his first season as the Broncos' defensive coordinator, leading them to a 10th-ranked unit in DVOA. He's spent 15 years as a coach in the NFL working for five different organizations including the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San Francisco 49ers, Green Bay Packers and Los Angeles Rams before the Broncos.

The Texans' other top candidates are still coaching in the playoffs and can't interview again until Jan. 30, per league rules.

Eagles offensive coordinator Shane Steichen and defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon are both well-regarded candidates, as well as Niners defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans, who played for six seasons with the Texans.

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