Seahawks say Holmgren won’t return
The Seattle Seahawks have said that Mike Holmgren will not rejoin
The Seahawks talked with Holmgren over the weekend about a
senior leadership position.
“After a series of respectful discussions, Mike has declined
our offer to rejoin the team given the structure we proposed,”
Seahawks CEO Tod Leiweke said in a statement. “We hold Mike in high
regard and wish the Holmgren family the very best with their new
The 61-year-old Holmgren won a Super Bowl with the Packers
and led the Seahawks to their only Super Bowl appearance as a head
“I sincerely thank Paul Allen and Tod for all their support
over the years,” Holmgren said in a statement. “I thank them for
reaching out to me and we conclude these discussions as friends.”
Holmgren has also been interested in joining the Cleveland
Browns. He spent two days meeting with Browns owner Randy Lerner
earlier this week.
Holmgren said on his radio show in Seattle on Friday that he
planned to give Lerner an answer “sooner than later” but added
there was no definite timetable. It may have accelerated after he
declined an offer to rejoin the Seahawks.
“It’s a wonderful opportunity for anybody,” Holmgren said of
his visit to Cleveland. “It’s about as good a job situation as you
could ask for in this business.”