The 49ers are 4–11 this season, the first under coach Jim Tomsula. Tomsula faced a round of questions about his job status Monday, saying “everybody understands” the NFL is a “volatile” business.
Holmgren last worked in the NFL from 2010–12, serving as the president of the Cleveland Browns. Prior to his stint in Cleveland, Holmgren was the head coach of the Seahawks for 10 seasons.
In Seattle, Holmgren compiled a record of 86–74, leading the team to the playoffs six times. Holmgren’s Seahawks lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XL. He was also the general manager during his first four seasons with the Seahawks.
Holmgren also served as head coach of the Green Bay Packers, leading the team to back-to-back Super Bowls in 1996 and 1997, winning the first. Holmgren has posted a winning record in 14 of his 17 seasons as a coach, including every year he was in Green Bay.
Holmgren has a history with the 49ers, working for the team from 1986–1991 as the quarterbacks coach and then offensive coordinator under Bill Walsh and George Seifert.
San Francisco closes out its season next week against the St. Louis Rams.