Browns to be sold; Holmgren fired?
What will happen to Holmgren if Banner wants to take over? Holmgren, in the third year of his five-year deal, might have the same clause in his contract that Bill Parcells did when he was with the Dolphins: that he would receive the balance of his contract in the event the team is sold.
That means Holmgren, who said Friday "we'll see'' when asked about his future, could stand to make the estimated $8 million a year he's due if even if he's gone. Holmgren was in close contact with Parcells when deciding whether or not to take the Browns job, and likely secured a similar deal.
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."