Details Revealed In Bears, Raiders Trade For Khalil Mack

Elena Summers
September 1, 2018

According to ESPN.com, the Raiders have agreed to a stunning deal with the Bears that will send Mack to Chicago.

The fifth overall pick in the 2014 draft out of Buffalo, Mack has established himself as one of the best rushing linebackers in the National Football League during the first four seasons of his career.

Pittsburgh could have packaged two first-round picks and linebacker Bud Dupree for Mack and matched something similar to what is being reported about the trade. The Packers also have two first-round picks in 2019 (one of which was acquired from the New Orleans Saints) that they could have given up. Now it appears the Bears have found their man for the other spot opposite Floyd after one of the biggest trades in franchise history.

The Oakland Raiders under Jon Gruden have shown very little interest in mending matters.


The All-Pro edge rusher has been holding out during the preseason in hopes of landing a lucrative contract extension with the Oakland Raiders. Last year, the Raiders exercised a fifth-year option on Mack for $13.84 million.

The Bears' biggest concern going into the season was edge rushing, and Mack nearly instantly solves that.

By contrast, Mack's pass-rush grade was 88.3, giving him an average of 90.1 over the past three seasons.

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