Packers: Mike Holmgren named Pro Football Hall of Fame semi-finalist

Green Bay Packers, Mike Holmgren (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Mike Holmgren (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images) /

This is news that Green Bay Packers fans have been waiting to hear for a long time.

Former Packers head coach Mike Holmgren was recently named a Pro Football Hall of Fame semi-finalist for the class of 2023. The Green Bay Packers Hall-of-Famer is officially one step closer to being enshrined in Canton, Ohio where he has truly belonged for over a decade.

Holmgren was last part of the NFL in 2012 with the Cleveland Browns as Team President. However, Holmgren made his mark coaching in four different decades at three different levels.

He entered the NFL in 1986 as the quarterbacks coach of the San Francisco 49ers. He helped guide Joe Montana and Steve Young to superstardom before moving on to coach the Green Bay Packers from 1992-98.

In those seven seasons coaching the likes of Brett Favre, Reggie White, LeRoy Butler and so many other Packers legends, Holmgren won 75 regular seasons games and lost just 37. He also went 9-5 in the postseason, which includes the team’s Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots in 1997.

Holmgren led the Packers to six playoff appearances in his seven seasons and took them to a second consecutive Super Bowl in 1998.

He is one of the best coaches in team history. The California native would go on to coach the Seattle Seahawks from 1999-2008 and reach another Super Bowl in 2005.

The legendary Green Bay Packers head coach has been waiting to get into Canton for over 10 years after his retirement from the league. He finished with a career mark of 174-122 (.588). He made 12 playoff appearances in 17 seasons as an NFL head coach.

Holmgren has been an assistant, head coach, and executive. The likes of Joe Montana, Steve Young, Brett Favre, and Matt Hasselbeck were able to learn under Holmgren. His portfolio speaks for itself. He belongs in Canton, Ohio forever.