Oakland Raiders Trade Khalil Mack

The Oakland Raiders dropped a bombshell on the NFL on Saturday when they agreed to trade defensive end Khalil Mack to the Chicago Bears, less than a week before the start of the 2018 season. What does this mean for the Oakland Raiders? What does this mean for Khalil Mack?

According to reports, the Bears agreed to give up their first round picks in 2019 and 2020 as well as a third-round pick in 2020 and a sixth-round pick in 2019 to the Raiders in exchange for Mack. The Raiders will also include their second-round pick in 2020 and a conditional fifth-round pick in 2020 in the trade. You can bet on tha Raiders at these top NFL betting sites for 2019.

The Bears didn’t waste any time locking up the 2016 NFL Defensive Player of the Year to a long-term deal. The team announced they had agreed to a six-year, $141 million extension with Khalil Mack, making him the highest paid defensive player in league history.

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“We are excited to add a special playmaker like Khalil to our football team,” Bears general manager Ryan Pace said. “He brings a ton on the field, but he really fits what we are building in our locker room too. Elite defensive players in their prime are rare so when we knew we had a legit shot to acquire him, we did everything we thought necessary to get him. I’m confident the compensation to Oakland, including the return draft picks to us, and the contract extension for Khalil are fair to all parties. We are anxious to get Khalil to Chicago with his coaches and teammates.”

After the trade was announced, Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said the team decided to trade Mack because they couldn’t come to terms on a long-term deal.
“We wanted, all of us — Gruden, myself, everybody in the organization — wanted Khalil to be a Raider. That’s not an issue at all. We presented him with an offer and we got that counter back and talked about it with him … and it just, what they were demanding, it just wasn’t going to work at that time … it didn’t work out in the end … we weren’t close. We presented prior to the start of the league year … Khalil Mack got a great deal,” he said.

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