Raiders wooing Mike Holmgren for ‘leadership position’?


For months the Raiders have been looking to bolster their front office. They previously reached out (unsuccessfully) to the league’s VP of football operations, Ray Anderson. And now they’re reportedly doing the same with Mike Holmgren.

According to ESPN’s Bill Williamson and John Clayton, the Raiders want to add the former Packers coach/Seahawks coach/Browns president to a “leadership position within the organization.” They report that Holmgren, currently vacationing out of the country, has already spoken with the team. It is not clear what his interest level is.

The Browns never won more than five games in a season during the nearly three years Holmgren was running the franchise. He was ousted by the team’s new ownership at the end of last season.

Holmgren has deep roots in the Bay Area and goes way back with Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie when they were both in the Packers organization. Nepotism!

  • david

    The question is why? Why would the Raiders want a retread like Holmgren? What has he done recently?