The chatter is intensifying regarding a possible return by former Packers and Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren to the organization with which he spent ten seasons, from 1999 through 2008.
We’ve been hearing the talk for a while, and the contractual status of current President of Football Operatons/G.M. Tim Ruskell could set the stage for Ruskell to depart after the year sans buyout, and for Holmgren to return as the high man on the totem pole.
There’s even some talk it could happen within the next week or two, despite the reality that Holmgren could be hired only after at least one minority candidate is interviewed for the job.
But it’s unclear whether the league would permit “permanent” hires of this nature to be made during the season, since possible candidates under contract with other teams cannot be considered until the season ends.
Regardless of how it all plays out, the Seahawks can’t be overlooked as a potential candidate to re-employ Holmgren, who also is widely believed to be under consideration to join the Browns.