Raiders Interested in Adding Mike Holmgren to Leadership Position

Jun 5, 2012; Berea, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren talks to the media during minicamp at the Cleveland Browns training facility. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

The Oakland Raiders are interested in adding Mike Holmgren to a leadership position, sources tell ESPN.

Holmgren is the former head coach of the Seahawks and Packers, accumulating 161 wins over 17 seasons, including a victory in Super Bowl XXXI with the Packers in 1996.

He then moved on to Seattle in 1999 after signing a lucrative eight-year contract. He lead Matt Hasselbeck and the Seahawks to Super Bowl XL in 2005, where they fell to the Steelers.

In 17 seasons as a head coach in the NFL, Holmgren has been to the postseason 12 times.

Following the end of his tenure in Seattle, Holmgren became the president of the Cleveland Browns in 2010, serving in that capacity until the end of this past season.

The Raiders have been actively looking over their options to add a leadership position. This offseason, they have reached out to NFL executive Ray Anderson and former MSG Vice President Scott O’Neill about joining their front office.

However, out of all the reported candidates, Holmgren seems to be the most experienced and valuable to the Silver and Black.

 

Topics: Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers, Mike Holmgren, Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks

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  • mccall316

    This would be a great hire for Oakland. Anyone worried that Reggie and Holmgren wouldn’t get a long or cause a “power struggle” is crazy. This team has been in need of leadership in the front office and the 2 of them together is a great combo. Holmgren helped Cleveland draft well the past few years and McKenzie seems to know what to do with cap moves.

    • goldenbaysports

      I agree. Two heads are better than one.

  • William Scott Eltzroth

    wheres my response at?

    • goldenbaysports

      What response?