But the focus shouldn't be on what he said about the backup quarterbacks. The key part of Holmgren's chat with local reporters was his level of confidence in rookie first-round pick Brandon Weeden.
"He is as prepared to come in and start as a rookie as any quarterback I’ve seen in a long time because of his maturity level and his age," Holmgren said Thursday.
While Holmgren said naming the starting quarterback remains coach Pat Shurmur's decision, that's a bold statement from a quarterback guru like Holmgren. He is banking on Weeden becoming a franchise quarterback and being a winning one soon. Holmgren turns 64 on Friday. He called this "his last job."
Holmgren, though, stopped short of guaranteeing Weeden will be a success, saying you can't "bet the ranch" on it.
"I just think this young man has a great upside," Holmgren said. "It's a feeling. It's an experience."