The San Diego Chargers are looking for a new head coach after Norv Turner was fired last week. San Diego found a new general manager in Tom Telesco who will more than likely choose the next head coach.
According to a report from SI.com, “The San Diego Chargers might be looking at Mike Holmgren to take over for Norv Turner.”
Holmgren spent seven seasons with the Green Bay Packers which included two trips to the Super Bowl and a Super Bowl title. Holmgren spent 10 seasons with the Seattle Seahawks which included a trip to the Super Bowl.
He had a winning record in 14 of his 17 seasons as a head coach in Green Bay and Seattle which included a combined 13-11 record in the playoffs. Holmgren has not been a head coach since the 2008 NFL season.
The former Green Bay and Seattle coach was an offensive coordinator and a quarterbacks coach prior to becoming a head coach in the NFL, so he would help a San Diego offense that ranked 30th in yards per play improve.
Holmgren served as Team President for the Cleveland Browns from 2010-2012, so it would be interesting to see the transition back to being a head coach.
Holmgren is a name that I did not expect to be mentioned heading into the offseason, but he would be a great hire by San Diego’s front office if they are able to sign him. I expect a hard push from the front office because a guy with the success of Holmgren is not going to come around very often.
This would be huge for San Diego’s front office because they have never hired a coach with a winning record for his career in the regular season and a winning record in the postseason.