Back in November, it was widely reported that Holmgren might be interested in the Dallas Cowboys if they were to fire current head coach Jason Garrett. Holmgren didn’t exactly deny those rumors, but Garrett is still with Dallas, so it’s sort of a moot point now.
Holmgren is essentially looking for the perfect situation. He’s 64 years old and not likely interested in any sort of rebuilding projects. That’s why teams like the San Diego Chargers or the Philadelphia Eagles (if their heavy pursuit of Chip Kelly doesn’t work out) would be good fits for him.
It’s unclear why so many people think this is some sort of arrogant move on Holmgren’s part, though. It might have something to do with the notion that Holmgren sort of coasted through his time in Cleveland, collecting a paycheck, but it’s still hard to fault him for wanting to get back into coaching.