Mike Holmgren willing to listen

Updated: January 1, 2013, 6:28 PM ET
By Ed Werder | ESPN

Former Super Bowl-winning coach Mike Holmgren is willing to discuss returning to the sidelines if some of the seven teams that fired head coaches Monday have interest.

"If anyone is interested, I'll listen," said Holmgren, who indicated he will not aggressively pursue job openings.

Holmgren won a Super Bowl championship with the Green Bay Packers and led the Seattle Seahawks to the NFL title game.

After leaving the Cleveland Browns front office after the team's ownership change, he has relocated to Arizona, where the Cardinals fired Ken Whisenhunt. Holmgren declined to reveal which teams might interest him or whether he has been contacted about openings.

Holmgren, 64, might have to overcome questions about how committed he would be to working the sidelines after leaving coaching for the front office with the Browns. 

Ed Werder

ESPN NFL Insider