Jets Reportedly Considered Hiring Mike Holmgren as Head Coach over Todd Bowles

May 27, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

New York Jets owner Woody Johnson reached out to Mike Holmgren to fill the team's head coaching vacancy last offseason.
Johnson said he and the front office were intrigued by Holmgren's championship pedigree, according to Newsday's Bob Glauber: “We were being as creative as we could, and we were looking for talent. Mike has a Super Bowl record, and we wanted to see what he thought about our process, how football had changed, how it had stayed the same, whether he had any advice for us, that kind of thing.”
Holmgren, who was 66 at the time, did not comment on the Jets' efforts, per Glauber.
As the coach of the Green Bay Packers, Holmgren, thanks to the play of Brett Favre, went to two straight Super Bowls in 1996 and 1997. The team won Super Bowl XXXI in 1997 over the New England Patriots. Holmgren also led the Seattle Seahawks to a championship appearance in 2005.
Holmgren's last stint in the NFL was as the Cleveland Browns' president in 2012. ...

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