Holmgren might be getting ahead of the planned release of the news. After all, there are a lot of details involved in a transaction this big, not the least of which is NFL approval of the sale. Still, Holmgren's public confirmation speaks volumes.
He said the team will not be moving out of Cleveland and he's unsure when the sale would be final.
"An unconditional guarantee was given that the Browns would not move before talks could even start," a source told The Plain-Dealer.
"That will be answered down the road," Holmgren said. "You control the things you can control. I think we've done a lot of great things here in getting to this point, and we'll see."